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Rejection of the Jews

Book of Romans

A Sermon on Romans 9:25-29

As indeed he says in Hosea,

“Those who were not my people I will call ‘my people,’
and her who was not beloved I will call ‘beloved.’”
“And in the very place where it was said to them, ‘You are not my people,’
there they will be called ‘sons of the living God.’”

And Isaiah cries out concerning Israel: “Though the number of the sons of Israel be as the sand of the sea, only a remnant of them will be saved, for the Lord will carry out his sentence upon the earth fully and without delay.” And as Isaiah predicted,

“If the Lord of hosts had not left us offspring,
we would have been like Sodom
and become like Gomorrah.” (ESV)

Prophetic confirmation of the rejection of the Jews; Paul's method with Jewish readers; Isaiah's anguish; God's sentence; delayed judgement; conditional promises and threats; the remnant seed according to grace.