THE DESPERATE ACT OF BEGGING Therefore, I urge you, brothers, in view of God’s mercy, to offer your bodies as living sacrifices, holy and pleasing to God ~ this is your spiritual act of worship. Romans 12:1 In this next chapter, Paul is starting … Continue reading The Desperate Act Of Begging
“AND, DON’T YOU EVER FORGET IT!” Or who has given a gift to Him that He might be repaid? Romans 11:35 Yesterday’s devotional brought so much mail! I’m not alone in having felt enslaved by a debt. Some of you shared that you are … Continue reading “And, Don’t You Ever Forget It!”
A SLAVE TO A DEBT Or who has given a gift to Him that He might be repaid? Romans 11:35 If I try to repay someone for a gift they have given me, it offends them. Well, if they truly gave it without strings … Continue reading A Slave To A Debt
WHAT SPRINGS TO MY MIND Oh, the depth of the riches and wisdom and knowledge of God! How unsearchable are his judgments and how inscrutable his ways! Romans 11:33 A.W. Tozer said, “What comes into our minds when we think about God is the … Continue reading What Springs To My Mind
NO LONGER DISPOSABLE For just as you were at one time disobedient to God but now have received mercy….Romans 11:30 Mercy is cheap if I perceive it as something I barely need. Take a hardened criminal, he needs mercy, right? I only need a little … Continue reading No Longer Disposable
THEY’RE STILL FOR ME! The gifts and calling of God are irrevocable. Romans 11:29 Once God makes a promise, a covenant, it is irrevocable. The one upon whom God places His favor cannot ‘un-earn’ covenant love. “But God, didn’t you know that Abraham’s descendants … Continue reading They’re Still For Me!
ONCE GOD HAS SPOKEN As regards the gospel, they are enemies for your sake. But as regards election, they are beloved for the sake of their forefathers. Romans 11:28 Paul lived in a time when he saw absolutely no proof that what he was … Continue reading Once God Has Spoken
A SWEEPING ACT OF UNFATHOMABLE LOVE! “The Deliverer will come from Zion, he will banish ungodliness from Jacob; and this will be my covenant with them when I take away their sins.” Romans 11:26-27 Every child I know trembles when he hears the words, … Continue reading A Sweeping Act Of Unfathomable Love
REVEALER OF MYSTERIES Lest you be wise in your own sight, I do not want you to be unaware of this mystery, brothers: a partial hardening has come upon Israel, until the fullness of the Gentiles has come in. And in this way all Israel … Continue reading Revealer Of Mysteries
OH, THERE’S TWO SIDES! Note then the kindness and the severity of God: severity toward those who have fallen, but God’s kindness to you, provided you continue in his kindness. Otherwise you too will be cut off. Romans 11:22 I had a dream last … Continue reading Oh, There’s Two Sides!