What Is Mercy?

Mercy is God’s kindness toward sinners with an emphasis on their need. And this is how our passage ends—with the reminder that God’s mercy is for Jews, his beloved people—and … Continue reading

What Is the Mystery of God?

The mystery of God Paul refers to in Romans 11:25 is that the salvation of Israel and the salvation of the nations are divinely intertwined. In chapter 11, Paul teaches … Continue reading

How Can I Be Humble?

Ever since making his Genesis 12 promise to Abraham, God has been building a true Israel—a people who are Abraham’s spiritual descendants because they believed God, and it was credited … Continue reading

Why Did God’s People Fail?

The Westminster Larger Catechism says the works of God’s providence are “his most holy, wise, and powerful preserving and governing of all his creatures; ordering them, and all their actions, … Continue reading

Does God Blind?

In Romans 9–11, we find both God’s sovereignty and human responsibility. God is sovereign over salvation, and God punishes those who try to attain his righteousness through their own efforts. … Continue reading

Did God Reject His People?

God has always kept a Jewish remnant, chosen by grace. God foreknew (lovingly chose) Israel out of all the nations of the earth to be his special people. Though, albeit … Continue reading

How Can I Obey the Gospel?

The people of Israel knew better than to disobey the gospel of Jesus Christ. They had experienced God’s grace and mercy for generations. Moreover, every step of the way, God … Continue reading

Who Is to Preach?

After announcing that everyone who calls on the name of the Lord will be saved (Rom. 10:13), Paul pulls back the curtain to explain the mechanics of this glorious reality. … Continue reading

What Must I Believe?

In these verses, Paul continues to unpack the relationship between the law and the gospel. His unbelieving Jewish friends attempted to use the law to get right with God—an impossible … Continue reading

Am I Zealous?

Zeal without knowledge is dangerous. A zealous Paul, who did not understand the gospel, persecuted the church (see Gal. 1 and Phil. 3). However, true Christians will have both zeal … Continue reading