Plenty of Grace

Romans 11:25-27(NIV)

25 I do not want you to be ignorant of this mystery, brothers and sisters, so that you may not be conceited: Israel has experienced a hardening in part until the full number of the Gentiles has come in, 26 and in this way all Israel will be saved. As it is written:

“The deliverer will come from Zion;
he will turn godlessness away from Jacob.
27 And this is my covenant with them
when I take away their sins.”

When there is a sale for an item, it’s really frustrating when a potential buyer comes to the store and they are out of inventory.  I’ve been in that situation and go to a store only to find that I was too late.  Some stores will offer a rain-check and you can go back another time where the store will honour the sale price.  This is where the law of supply and demand come through as people buy something that is limited in quantities.

We are aware that the Israelites were God’s chosen people.  When salvation was offered to the Gentiles, there was an impression that the Israelites were rejected and would no longer inherit the promised salvation.  However, God is a God who makes a promise and He keeps those promises.  God is generous with his grace and mercy.  He does not have a limited supply of grace.  In fact, Paul says that we should not be conceited and think that God favours Gentiles at all.  He loves all people and wants all people to come to a knowledge of the truth and so be saved.

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