Romans 9:10-19 – September 23
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Romans 9:10-19 – God’s Sovereign Choice
10 Not only that, but Rebekah’s children were conceived at the same time by our father Isaac. 11 Yet, before the twins were born or had done anything good or bad—in order that God’s purpose in election might stand: 12 not by works but by him who calls—she was told, “The older will serve the younger.” 13 Just as it is written: “Jacob I loved, but Esau I hated.”
14 What then shall we say? Is God unjust? Not at all! 15 For he says to Moses,
“I will have mercy on whom I have mercy,
and I will have compassion on whom I have compassion.”
16 It does not, therefore, depend on human desire or effort, but on God’s mercy. 17 For Scripture says to Pharaoh: “I raised you up for this very purpose, that I might display my power in you and that my name might be proclaimed in all the earth.” 18 Therefore God has mercy on whom he wants to have mercy, and he hardens whom he wants to harden.
19 One of you will say to me: “Then why does God still blame us? For who is able to resist his will?”
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Verse 21: “Does not the potter have the right to make out of the same lump of clay some pottery for noble purposes and some for common use?” (To me) some people get noble gifts like singing, speaking, and leadership and others like me ( still trying to figure out my gifts), maybe the gift of helping? Overall I think God is telling me even though I don’t understand why some things are the way they are, just believe He does all things for good and He knows what He’s doing!
Dear God, Thank You for answering some of my questions and helping me understand that some questions I will never understand until I see You in heaven. Thank You for creating me and each of us with different gifts, all for the purpose of furthering Your kingdom.