(3) … God had set His love upon these people and claimed them as His own (see the discussion of the meaning of "foreknow" under Romans 8:29). Romans 11:1-10 For God's Sake, Let Grace Be Grace! I say then, hath God cast away his people? In the former the apostle teaches that the rejection of the jews was not total. 2 j God has not rejected his people whom he k foreknew. Would He then go and cast them away? (2) The doctrine of the remnant proves it ( Ro 11:2- 6 ). The question in verse 1 arises from the subject matter at the end of chapter 10. I have left to myself seven thousand men, who have not bowed the knee to Baal. Pulpit Fiction, plus podcast. of The Remnant of Israel. &c.] The Alexandrian, copy adds here, "whom he foreknew", as in ( Romans 11:2 ) : upon the citation of the above passages out of Moses and Isaiah, relating to the calling of the Gentiles, and the rejection of the Jews, the apostle saw an objection would arise, which he here takes up from the mouth of an adversary, and proposes it; in which is suggested, … Romans 11:7-10 The judicial blindness of the rest is prophesied of in Scripture. Salem Media Group. Romans 11:1. This was an old prejudice of the Jewish nation, and still continues, that God never would, nor has he cast them away, even in their present condition; it is one of the articles of their creed, received by the Karaites F15, a sect among them, that. Romans 11:5-7 Pastoral Thoughts on the Doctrine of Election Romans 11:7-10 The Elect Obtained It But the Rest Were Hardened Romans 11:17-22 The Gentiles are cautioned not to insult the Jews, Copyright © 2020, Bible Study Tools. California - Do Not Sell My Personal Information. Commentary, Romans 11:1-2a, 29-32, Frank L. Crouch, Preaching This Week, WorkingPreacher.org, 2017. We'll send you an email with steps on how to reset your password. Proud member God forbid, when anything was objected which was displeasing to him, abhorred by him, which was not agreeable to the perfections of God, to the truth of his word, and promises, and could by no means be admitted of; and next by observing his own case, which was a standing instance to the contrary; for God had chosen him unto eternal salvation, Christ had redeemed him by his blood, and he was effectually called by grace; and as to his eternal state, he had no doubt or scruple about it; and besides, the Lord had made him a minister of the Gospel, had greatly qualified him for that work, had raised him to the high office of an apostle, and had made him very useful to the souls of many, both Jews and Gentiles; and yet he was one of the nation of the Jews, and therefore God had not cast them all away, as the objection insinuates: for I also am an Israelite; according to the flesh, by lineal descent from Jacob or Israel; see ( 2 Corinthians 11:22 ) ( Philippians 3:5 ) ; as well as in a spiritual sense: of the seed of Abraham; "the grandfather of Israel"; the head of the Jewish nation he was, both of his natural and of his spiritual seed, who is the father of us all: of the tribe of Benjamin; a very little tribe, which in the time of the Judges was near being destroyed, and, upon the return from the captivity of Babylon, was very small, as it was at this time; and yet God had not cast away this, much less all the tribes of Israel. 11 I ask then: Did God reject his people? Certainly not! God hath not east away his people which he foreknew, ) Elias? 1:1 Paul refers to himself by his Latin (Roman citizen) name Paul (perhaps his cognomen), rather than his Jewish name, Saul—a change which is recorded in Acts 13:9, 13. Please enter your email address associated with your Salem All-Pass account, then click Continue. In verses 29-32, Paul reaffirms the point with which he starts: God has not rejected his people because God’s promises are irrevocable. For I also am an Israelite, of the seed of Abraham, of the tribe of Benjamin. In the latter, he shows that this rejection is not final. * [11:1–10] Although Israel has been unfaithful to the prophetic message of the gospel (Rom 10:14–21), God remains faithful to Israel. and how is his faithfulness to be accounted for? a I am an Israelite myself, a descendant of Abraham, b from the tribe of Benjamin. By no means! God forbid. how he maketh intercession to God against Israel saying, Lord, they have killed thy prophets, and digged down thine altars; and I am left alone, and they seek my life. when in Rome (do as the Romans do) definition: 1. when you are visiting another place, you should follow the customs of the people in that place…. Proof of the divine fidelity … All rights reserved. Scofield summarizes Romans 11 as follows…. ς εἰμί, οὐκ ἀπώσεται Κύριος τὸν λαὸν αὐτοῦ, but the Lord will not cast away His people. Learn more. Romans 11:11-16 The consequence both of their fall and conversion with regard to the Gentile world. Jews are not finally rejected, but, through the calling of the Gentiles, will be brought into the Church at last. Romans 11:1-6 God hath not so far cast off all Israel, but that a remnant is saved by grace, not by works. I say then, Hath God east away his people! 11 I ask, then, h has God rejected his people?