Hi, God’s word for me today is in Romans 11:25-26 which says:
“25 I do not want you to be ignorant of this mystery, brothers and sisters, so that you may not be conceited: Israel has experienced a hardening in part until the full number of the Gentiles has come in, 26 and in this way[a] all Israel will be saved. As it is written:
“The deliverer will come from Zion;
he will turn godlessness away from Jacob.”
Paul is saying that Israel had gone through a hardening, their hearts were hardened and they had not accepted Jesus. Because of that God made is so that all people, including Gentiles, could come to Him and live. Then Paul says that Israel would be saved and he goes on to talk about how a deliverer would come from Zion.
The Jews had not accepted Jesus as their savior and that is why Gentiles can trust in Jesus and be saved from their sins. Everyone, Jew or Gentile, can come and be saved from their sins because of Jesus. We are saved from our sins because Jesus came and took our sins on Him, then He died for us and rose from the grave on the third day. Now everyone can come and trust in Jesus, then they will be saved from their sins.
The deliverer came down from heaven and He died for our sins so that we could live. If you have not trusted in the deliverer who came down from heave, why don’t you trust in Jesus and live? Jesus came and He delivered us from our sins by dying in our place, He delivered us from the wrath of God! We were godless people, but the deliverer delivered us from our godlessness and He gave us godliness. Now we are saved from God’s wrath and from our sins.
We are God’s children because Jesus came and gave us the right to become children of God:
“12 Yet to all who did receive him, to those who believed in his name, he gave the right to become children of God.” (NIV John 1:12)
We are children of God because Jesus died for us on the cross, we should share that good news! How can all Israel be saved if they do not hear the Gospel, we should share the Gospel with unbelievers so that they can become children of God too! Jesus died for us and He is our deliverer, we should tell unbelievers that so that they can be delivered from their sins.
Grace and truth, Charity Cleveland.