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Blessings Become a Curse

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Book of Romans

A Sermon on Romans 11:7-10

What then? Israel failed to obtain what it was seeking. The elect obtained it, but the rest were hardened, as it is written,

“God gave them a spirit of stupor,
eyes that would not see
and ears that would not hear,
down to this very day.”


And David says,

“Let their table become a snare and a trap,
a stumbling block and a retribution for them;
let their eyes be darkened so that they cannot see,
and bend their backs forever.” (ESV)

Israel's earnest seeking after God; judicial blindness; scriptural precedents; blessings turned to curses; reasons for this; a wrong seeking after righteousness.