Lessons from The Jews
A Sermon on Romans 11:11-12
Gentiles Grafted In
So I ask, did they stumble in order that they might fall? By no means! Rather, through their trespass salvation has come to the Gentiles, so as to make Israel jealous. Now if their trespass means riches for the world, and if their failure means riches for the Gentiles, how much more will their full inclusion mean! (ESV)
Paul is writing as a prophet; verse 11 and 12 a great seminal statement; lessons from this; persistence of the Jews as a nation; the ways of God with individuals and nations; provoking others to emulation; nothing too hard for God.