The Big Read – Daily Read
v1-10: Not all Jews have been rejected by God. There will always be “a chosen remnant of believing Jews who have obtained righteousness and life through faith in Jesus Christ.” This chosen remnant is more than we might think it is, just like it was in the days of Elijah. It is often the case that things are “much better with the church of God” than it appears to be.
v11-22: The rejection of the Jews has led to the salvation of the Gentiles. God’s plan was for the gospel to be preached to the Gentiles after the majority of the Jews had refused it. This is what has happened. Gentiles now have the privilege of being included in the church, but they must not gloat over the Jews who have rejected this privilege, but instead long for them to be received again. They should also “watch themselves so that they do not stumble and fall, as the Jews did.”
v23-36: God’s rejection is not final. “By the working of the Spirit with the word,” a large number of Jewish people will “be convicted of their sin” and “be brought to believe in Christ, the true Messiah, whom they crucified” and “become one fold with the Gentiles under Christ the great Shepherd.”
Quotes from Matthew Henry’s Commentary.
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