As we near the end of Romans 11, we see that Israel’s rejection of the gospel was ordained by God so that the gospel would go forth in power among the Gentiles. Thus, in terms of the gospel, they are God’s enemies for our sake. Yet they are also beloved from the standpoint of God’s election. Though Israel has been unfaithful, because of God’s promise to their fathers, His love for them will ultimately be demonstrated and vindicated in their final restoration. This will all take place according to God’s sovereign plan to exalt His mercy in redemption.
This is a war between the false gods of Babylon and one true God. What happens to people when their gods are silent and powerless? What happens to people, when their God speaks and acts with power? Listen to find out.
What does it mean to be wise? What are the qualities of a wise person? In these last verses of the book of Ecclesiastes, we learn that wise people find the right words, follow the one Shepherd, and fear God and keep the commandments.