Dependent on God's Mercy
A Sermon on Romans 11:28-32
As regards the gospel, they are enemies for your sake. But as regards election, they are beloved for the sake of their forefathers. For the gifts and the calling of God are irrevocable. For just as you were at one time disobedient to God but now have received mercy because of their disobedience, so they too have now been disobedient in order that by the mercy shown to you they also may now receive mercy. For God has consigned all to disobedience, that he may have mercy on all. (ESV)
God frowns on; yet loves; His people; disobedience of Gentiles and Jews; God's mercy to both; shut up in unbelief; 'mercy upon all' not universalism.