Month: January 2012

Unworthiness and Grace

But if it (God choosing a remnant to be His) is by grace, it is no longer on the basis of works; otherwise grace would no longer be grace.  Romans 11:5 People can tell a lot about what’s important to me by how much I … Continue reading Unworthiness and Grace

Never Forgotten

NEVER FORGOTTEN I ask, then, has God rejected his people?  By no means!  For I myself am an Israelite, a descendant of Abraham, a member of the tribe of Benjamin.  Romans 11:1          Even though God took His love and grace to people outside of … Continue reading Never Forgotten

The Pain of Being Invisible

THE PAIN OF BEING INVISIBLE And Isaiah says boldly:  I was found by those who were not looking for Me; I revealed Myself to those who were not asking for Me.  Romans 10:20          God disciplines Israel for their rejection of His Son by taking … Continue reading The Pain of Being Invisible

Proof Of Total Confidence

PROOF OF TOTAL CONFIDENCE So faith comes from hearing and hearing through the Word of Christ.  Romans 10:17             Life-saving advice means that what was shared with me was so valuable that I couldn’t wait to go away and apply it.  I have complete confidence … Continue reading Proof Of Total Confidence

Dealing With Personal Failure

DEALING WITH PERSONAL FAILURE But they have not all obeyed the Gospel.  For Isaiah says, “Who has believed what they have heard from us?”  Romans 10:16             It’s easy to assume that Paul writes his epistles theoretically.  But I believe that in this, and in … Continue reading Dealing With Personal Failure

Why Is That?

WHY IS THAT? But all did not obey the gospel.  For Isaiah says, Lord, who has believed our message?  Romans 10:15-16          When Isaiah laments about how few believe, he has spoken for God’s servants past and present.  Evidence for God is all around us.  … Continue reading Why Is That?

Idolizing My Reputation

IDOLIZING MY REPUTATION But how can they call on Him they have not believed in?  And how can they believe without hearing about Him?  And how can they hear without a preacher?  And how can they preach unless they are sent?  As it is written:  … Continue reading Idolizing My Reputation