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Here’s the NET Bible translation of today’s text:
11:28 In regard to the gospel they are enemies for your sake, but in regard to election they are dearly loved for the sake of the fathers. 11:29 For the gifts and the call of God are irrevocable. 11:30 Just as you were formerly disobedient to God, but have now received mercy due to their disobedience, 11:31 so they too have now been disobedient in order that, by the mercy shown to you, they too may now receive mercy. 11:32 For God has consigned all people to disobedience so that he may show mercy to them all.
Today’s passage concludes the heavy theological discourse of the first half of Romans. We’ll look at the “doxology” for the next three days and then jump into the practical applications for chapters 12-16.
The main thing I see in today’s passage is the heart of God. He dearly loves people and enjoys showing mercy to them. It’s clear that people are lost and hopeless and floundering and headed for destruction. Whether it’s man’s choice to turn from God or whether it’s God’s sovereign consignment (I think it’s both) the result is the same–people are on a collision course with destruction.
God apparently loves rescuing people and showing them mercy. To personalize it, God loves rescuing me. Reflecting on that should lift anyone up!