God's Way with Israel

In Romans 9, Paul speaks about God’s sovereignty with regard to Israel; in chapter 10, the emphasis is laid on the responsibility of the people of Israel; and finally, in chapter 11, the Apostle reveals the purpose of Israel’s stumbling and indicates the future of the nation in accordance with God’s eternal plan. These three chapters belong together. The author deals with this subject in a balanced way. Time and again, he asks the question, What do the Scriptures say? Not what man thinks is decisive, but what God Himself has to say in His Word. Questions for further study and discussion have been added to each chapter. For this reason, the book is suitable for Bible study groups. Because of its edifying character, it is also helpful for personal meditation.

Chapters

1. Israel in the Epistle to the Romans

2. Israel’s Hardening and the Sorrow of God’s Servant (9:1-5)

3. Israel’s Hardening and the Freedom of God’s Will (9:6-23)

4. Israel’s Hardening and the Comfort of God’s Church (9:24-33)

5. Israel’s Unbelief as an Ignoring of God’s Righteousness (10:1-4)

6. Israel’s Unbelief as a Rejecting of God’s Messiah (10:5-13)

7. Israel’s Unbelief as a Disobeying of God’s Word (10:14-21)

8. The Faithfulness of Israel’s God in the Life of Paul (11:1-2a)

9. The Faithfulness of Israel’s God in the Seven Thousand of Elijah (11:2b-5a)

10. The Faithfulness of Israel’s God in the Remnant of Today (11:5b-10)

11. Israel’s Fall as a Means to Salvation for Israel (11:11a, 12a, 15a, and 22a)

12. Israel’s Fall as a Way to Jealousy among the Jews (11:11b, 12-15)

13. Israel’s Fall as a Stimulus to Humility in the Church (11:16-21 and 22b-24)

14. The Future of Israel: a Glorious Expectation (11:25-26a)

15. The Future of Israel: a Solid Ground (11:26b-32)

16. The Future of Israel: a Humble Adoration (11:33-36)

List of consulted literature

 

Sixteen Bible Studies on Romans 9 – 11

Rev. C. Sonnevelt

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