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Grace is unmerited favor, and thus it must be sovereignly bestowed, for no one would ever be worthy of it. Centuries before Paul lived, God brought a Babylonian king to his knees. Justice is about people getting what they deserve.

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Two Crucial Observations Before considering the details of this passage, two important observations must be noted concerning the text as a whole. Salvation has always been on the basis of divine election. In the first eight chapters of the Book of Romans, Paul sets down the most detailed and reasoned explanation of the gospel of Jesus Christ.

But this is not the election which the Word of God teaches. After all, these sons had the same father but a different mother, and the mother of Ishmael was a concubine. In spite of my failures in presenting the gospel, and the blindness of those to whom it is preached, God is the One who saves. Two things are said in this text which should keep any Christian from becoming proud or taking any credit for their salvation.

God showed his saving power throughout Israel's history, but he also spoke about a Messianic figure who would save all people from the power, guilt, and penalty of sin. Second, they are lost because God has not chosen them. But Paul was teaching on election, which is why he raises the question of justice. They suppose God is glorified only through the salvation of the lost and not through the condemnation of stubbornly resistant sinners.

Paul is greatly distressed because his fellow-Israelites are lost and under divine condemnation. God is always first in the matter of salvation. Although I never verbalized that Houston was off limits, somehow it became apparent to me that I would not seriously consider inquires from there. These two sons were born of the same parents and were even the product of the same union.

This role was fulfilled by Jesus, who will ultimately destroy all the devil's work, including suffering, pain, and death. Because Scripture declares all men to be sinful. Men are His creation, and they have no right to question their Creator. In order to be accepted by God, we must be as good as God is. Second, we observe that the text is not about corporate election but individual election.

Grace is unmerited favor and

The Old Testament part of the story shows that people are sinners by nature, and describes a series of covenants by which God sets people free and makes promises to them. No amount of good living will get us to heaven or give us eternal life. Yet that is what many people are doing.

He writes with a broken heart and a sincere desire to see his own people saved. Do not misunderstand what is being said here. Only those He has chosen will choose Him.