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God's Goodness and Severity

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Book of Romans

A Sermon on Romans 11:18-22

do not be arrogant toward the branches. If you are, remember it is not you who support the root, but the root that supports you. Then you will say, “Branches were broken off so that I might be grafted in.” That is true. They were broken off because of their unbelief, but you stand fast through faith. So do not become proud, but fear. For if God did not spare the natural branches, neither will he spare you. 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. (ESV)

The knowledge of God the best corrective of pride; God's goodness and severity; evidence of the lack of such knowledge; lack of godliness; importance of giving due weight to both goodness and severity.