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Romans 9-11

Romans 9-11

the wisdom of God

Oh, the depth of the riches both of the wisdom and knowledge of God!
How unsearchable are His judgments and His ways past finding out!
“For who has known the mind of the Lord?
Or who has become His counselor?”
“Or who has first given to Him
And it shall be repaid to him?”
For of Him and through Him and to Him are all things,
to whom be glory forever.

Romans 11:33-36

As my book, How the Bible Defines: Election, has increased distribution, some have asked if I’ve written anything on Romans 9-11. I haven’t published anything, but I am working on it. However, I’m a slow writer. Rather than wait until I get another book out, I thought it might be helpful to work on publishing my thoughts on my website.

It seems to me that we can gauge our understanding of Romans 9-11 based on how close our response to the theme of the passage matches the enthusiasm and wonder of Paul’s expression – “Oh, the depth of the riches both of the wisdom and knowledge of God!” However, it’s rare that our Bible teaching brings the audience to the same awe as Paul expresses, which indicates that we fall short in grasping the truth of Romans 9-11.

At the risk of sounding presumptuous, I think I’ve begun to enter into the wonder of what Paul saw. Of course, I do not come close to fully mining the depths of the wisdom and knowledge of God, but I can see far enough to reverently say, Wow – that’s incredible! It’s hard to wrap my mind around what God has purposed and accomplished, and it will be even harder for me to convey the wonder through written words. But perhaps the Lord will be pleased to grant the grace to aid us in our understanding and appreciation of what great things He has done.

Feel free to follow along as I post my thoughts on Romans 9-11.

Current Articles on Romans 9-11

Rom 10

Paul began Romans 9 with sorrow over Israel’s exclusion from the grace in Christ. From there, he explored the reason the people of God failed…
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Rom 9e

What if God, wanting to show His power and wrath, endured for many centuries the vessels of wrath? Would that be ok?
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Rom 9d

Could Pharaoh ask God why He used Pharaoh in unrepentant stubbornness as a vessel for displaying God’s wrath and not as an unrepentant vessel for…
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Rom 9c

Is it okay for God to treat one people group differently than another people group, when there is no major difference between the two?
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Rom 9b

God chose the nation of Israel to be His people by the word of a covenant. So why were they outside of the blessings in…
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Romans 9a

Paul’s tone goes from exuberant joy to heavy heartache and sorrow in just a few verses. Why the big change in mood?
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