The book of Romans has some hard things. Chapter 9 is especially hard in places. Election, mercy and where do we fit?
The take away for me this morning is this:
“What if he did this to make the riches of his glory known to the objects of his mercy, whom he prepared in advance for glory– 24 even us, whom he also called, not only from the Jews but also from the Gentiles? 25 As he says in Hosea: “I will call them ‘my people’ who are not my people; and I will call her ‘my loved one’ who is not my loved one,” 26 and, “It will happen that in the very place where it was said to them, ‘You are not my people,’ they will be called ‘sons of the living God.’ “
I have been adopted into Gods family, not because of anything I have done but because God is a merciful God. I am not one of his “chosen” people and yet as the old song says, “he has bought me and brought me through his redeeming blood. “ And from another old hymn,
🎶I’m so glad I m a part of the family of God. 🎶