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(8) Those who think that in all the evangelical prophecies of the Old Testament the terms "Jacob," "Israel," &c., are to be understood solely of the Christian Church, would appear to read the Old Testament differently from the apostle, who, from the use of those very terms in Old Testament prophecy, draws arguments to prove that God has mercy in store for the natural Israel ( Romans 11:26 Romans 11:27 ). . You, the Bible, and the Holy Spirit are priority in interpretation. These questions, it will thus be seen, are just quotations from the Old Testament, as if to show how familiar to God's ancient people was the great truth which the apostle himself had just uttered, that God's plans and methods in the dispensation of His Grace have a reach of comprehension and wisdom stamped upon them which finite mortals cannot fathom, much less could ever have imagined, before they were disclosed. In other words, the natural Israel--not "the remnant of them according to the election of grace," but THE NATION, sprung from Abraham according to the flesh--are still an elect people, and as such, "beloved." . 1. What then — What is the conclusion from the whole? The Gentiles were grafted into this tree in their room; being admitted into the church of God. I myself belong to Israel's people. I magnify--"glorify" mine office--The clause beginning with "inasmuch" should be read as a parenthesis. But both are true; they were cast away, though neither totally nor finally, and it is of this partial and temporary rejection that the apostle here speaks. There was a chosen remnant of believing Jews, who had righteousness and life by faith in Jesus Christ. Wot ye not what the scripture saith of Elias? I say then, Hath--"Did" God cast away his people? All Rights Reserved. Romans 11:6, ESV: "But if it is by grace, it is no longer on the basis of works; otherwise grace would no longer be grace." and bow down their back alway--expressive either of the decrepitude, or of the servile condition, to come on the nation through the just judgment of God. Not only are we at first justified by faith, but kept to the end in that justified state by faith only; yet, by a faith which is not alone, but which worketh by love to God and man. In a sense believers are called to be both God's family (NT) and servants (OT). Romans 11:33 “Oh, the depth of the riches of the wisdom and knowledge of God! Multitudes were made heirs of Abraham's faith, holiness and blessedness. Salem Media Group. 3. and I am left alone--"I only am left.". This conflict is that of the theology of grace and how it relates to God’s relationship with both Jews and Gentiles who had converted to Christianity. The former might, beforehand, have been thought very improbable; but, after that, no one can wonder at the latter. WE HAVE PEACE WITH GOD. Introduction 1:1-17. and thou, being a wild olive, wert--"wast" grafted in among them--Though it is more usual to graft the superior cutting upon the inferior stem, the opposite method, which is intended here, is not without example. God glorifies his grace by changing the hearts and tempers of the rebellious. Home >> Bible Studies >> Romans Studies >> Romans 11 These small group studies of Romans contain outlines, cross-references, Bible study discussion questions, and applications. It might be said, "Hath God then cast away his people?" The Divine counsels are complete; they have not only depth and height, but breadth and length, Ephesians 3:18, and that passing knowledge. I say then, Have they stumbled--"Did they stumble" that they should fall? Simon (Peter) has described to us how God at first showed his concern by taking from the Gentiles a people for himself. Romans 11:7-8 “What then? Now if the fall of them--"But if their trespass," or "false step" be the riches of the--Gentile world--as being the occasion of their accession to Christ. (22-32) A solemn adoring of the wisdom, goodness, and justice of God. The captivities of Israel, their dispersion, and their being shut out from the church, are emblems of the believer's corrections for doing wrong; and the continued care of the Lord towards that people, and the final mercy and blessed restoration intended for them, show the patience and love of God. FIRST, Israel is not wholly cast away. This is a worshipful moment in the letter of Paul to the Romans. 23. be the reconciling of the--Gentile world, what shall the receiving of them be, but life from the dead?--The reception of the whole family of Israel, scattered as they are among all nations under heaven, and the most inveterate enemies of the Lord Jesus, will be such a stupendous manifestation of the power of God upon the spirits of men, and of His glorious presence with the heralds of the Cross, as will not only kindle devout astonishment far and wide, but so change the dominant mode of thinking and feeling on all spiritual things as to seem like a resurrection from the dead. For I would not . He has not turned against them now. 19-21. These things are so directly contrary to each other that they cannot be blended together. (11-21) The Gentiles cautioned against pride and unbelief, The Jews shall be called as a nation, and brought into God's visible covenant again. The illustration of this point extends, Romans 11:11-31 . Not that the Jews will be restored to have their priesthood, and temple, and ceremonies again; an end is put to all these; but they are to be brought to believe in Christ, the true become one sheep-fold with the Gentiles, under Christ the Great Shepherd. Those who know most in this imperfect state, feel their own weakness most. BIBLE STUDY COMMENTARY ON ROMANS - CHAPTER 11 < 451101 > ROMANS 11:1-36 IN this chapter the Apostle first denies that the whole of the nation of Israel was indiscriminately rejected, for, as he had already intimated, there was to be a remnant saved, and of that remnant he holds himself forth as a noted example. The Consolation of Israel’s Rejection (11:1-36) Romans 11 will turn its attention to the present and future purposes of God with regard to Israel. First, as it is written, There shall come out of Sion the Deliverer, and shall--or, according to what seems the true reading, without the "and"--"He shall" turn away ungodliness from Jacob--The apostle, having drawn his illustrations of man's sinfulness chiefly from Psalms 14:1-7 and Isaiah 59:1-21 , now seems to combine the language of the same two places regarding Israel's salvation from it [BENGEL]. of the seed of Abraham--of pure descent from the father of the faithful. All things in heaven and earth, especially those which relate to our salvation, that belong to our peace, are all of him by way of creation, through him by way of providence, that they may be to him in their end. There is a distinction between national or ethnic Israel and spiritual Israel. The wild olive was often ingrafted into the fruitful one when it began to decay, and this not only brought forth fruit, but caused the decaying olive to revive and flourish. 4. seven thousand, that have not bowed the knee to Baal--not "the image of Baal," according to the supplement of our version. Romans 11:12. Romans 11:6, KJV: "And if by grace, then is it no more of works: otherwise grace is no more grace. 18. 22, 23. 36. There is that vast distance and disproportion between God and man, between the Creator and the creature, which for ever shuts us from knowledge of his ways. Scripture: Romans 11:33–36. 2-4. Romans 11 Commentary, One of over 110 Bible commentaries freely available, this commentary is one of the most respected interdenominational commentaries ever written. For--rather, "and" (again); introducing a new quotation. Paul makes this clear in Galatians 3:7 and other passages. And they also--"Yea, and they" if they abide not still in unbelief, shall be grafted in: for God is able to graft them in again--This appeal to the power of God to effect the recovery of His ancient people implies the vast difficulty of it--which all who have ever labored for the conversion of the Jews are made depressingly to feel. but toward thee, goodness--"God's goodness" is the true reading, that is, His sovereign goodness in admitting thee to a covenant standing who before wert a "stranger to the covenants of promise" ( Ephesians 2:12-20 ). If we stand at all, it is by faith; we are guilty and helpless in ourselves, and are to be humble, watchful, afraid of self-deception, or of being overcome by temptation. of the tribe of Benjamin--( Philippians 3:5 ), that tribe which, on the revolt of the ten tribes, constituted, with Judah, the one faithful kingdom of God ( 1 Kings 12:21 ), and after the captivity was, along with Judah, the kernel of the Jewish nation ( Ezra 4:1 , 10:9 ). And, &c.--better, "Now if it (the election) be by grace, it is no more of works; for [then] grace becomes no more grace: but if it be of works," &c. (The authority of ancient manuscripts against this latter clause, as superfluous and not originally in the text, though strong, is not sufficient, we think, to justify its exclusion. 12. Whatever begins, let God's glory be the end: especially let us adore him when we talk of the Divine counsels and actings. 15. What man shall teach God how to govern the world? Romans 11:5 "Even so then at this present time also there is a remnant according to the election of grace." For I also am an Israelite, of … John Calvin comments on today’s passage, “The nation had not fallen [so far], so that he who is a Jew must necessarily perish or be alienated from God.” Though the Israel according to the flesh has been resistant to believing in Christ, this will not last forever. or who hath been his counsellor--See Isaiah 40:13 Isaiah 40:14 . and with them partakest--"wast made partaker," along with the branches left, the believing remnant. There is not only depth in the Divine counsels, but riches; abundance of that which is precious and valuable. The apostle adores the sovereignty of the Divine counsels. Three confirmations of this now follow: two from the prophets, and a third from the Abrahamic covenant itself. SAME SUBJECT CONTINUED AND CONCLUDED--THE ULTIMATE INBRINGING OF ALL ISRAEL, TO BE, WITH THE GENTILES, ONE KINGDOM OF GOD ON THE EARTH. 26, 27. We rejoice in hope of the glory of God. Israel hath not obtained that which he seeketh for--better, "What Israel is in search of (that is, Justification, or acceptance with this he found not; but the election (the elect remnant of Israel) found it, and the rest were hardened," or judicially given over to the "hardness of their own hearts. Romans 11:1 “I say then, Hath God cast away his people? This is the "remnant, even at this present time, according to the election of grace," of which the apostle, in the first part of the chapter, had cited himself as one. 1 Being therefore justified (Greek: dikaiothentes—from dikaioo) by faith, we have peace (Greek: eirenen) with God through our Lord Jesus Christ; 2 through whom we also have our access (Greek: prosagogen) by faith into this grace in which we stand. For--"But" if the first-fruit be holy, the lump is also holy; and if the root . 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