Lest you be wise in your own sight, I do not want you to be unaware of this mystery, brothers: a partial hardening has come upon Israel, until the fullness of the Gentiles has come in. 26 And in this way all Israel will be saved, as it is written,
“The Deliverer will come from Zion,
he will banish ungodliness from Jacob”;
27 “and this will be my covenant with them
when I take away their sins.”
28 As regards the gospel, they are enemies for your sake. But as regards election, they are beloved for the sake of their forefathers. 29 For the gifts and the calling of God are irrevocable. 30 For just as you were at one time disobedient to God but now have received mercy because of their disobedience, 31 so they too have now been disobedient in order that by the mercy shown to you they also may now receive mercy. 32 For God has consigned all to disobedience, that he may have mercy on all.
33 Oh, the depth of the riches and wisdom and knowledge of God! How unsearchable are his judgments and how inscrutable his ways!
34 ““For who has known the mind of the Lord,
or who has been his counselor?”,
or who has been his counselor?”
35 “Or who has given a gift to him
that he might be repaid?”
36 For from him and through him and to him are all things. To him be glory forever. Amen.
The mind of the Lord... Who...
That's those who read the Word of God!
People. Like ... us.
Ah sweet mystery of Life at last I found Thee - oh Life...
3 The crucible is for silver, and the furnace is for gold,
and the Lord tests hearts.
24 The discerning sets his face toward wisdom,
but the eyes of a fool are on the ends of the earth.
God says the Fight is ON.
And I will cut off the chariot from Ephraim, and the horse from Jerusalem, and the battle bow shall be cut off: and he shall speak peace unto the heathen: and his dominion shall be from sea even to sea, and from the river even to the ends of the earth.
2 Chronicles 20:15
Do not be afraid or discouraged because of this vast army. For the battle is not yours, but God's!
Who has given a gift to Him that He might be repaid?” We have a noble task - a gift we can give to our Father - Gratitude.
Fight the good fight of the faith. Take hold of the eternal life to which you were called when you made your good confession in the presence of many witnesses.
Not that I have already obtained all this, or have already arrived at my goal, but I press on to take hold of that for which Christ Jesus took hold of me.
1 Corinthians 9:24
Don't you realize that in a race everyone runs, but only one person gets the prize? So run to win!
We read recently that Paul was strongly motivated to spread the Gospel of Jesus because Paul tremendously loved the people he ministers to. Yes some are untouched, not warmed by the Gospel of Jesus Christ.
Why would some people draw back, have hardness of heart?
Jesus did answer.
Let both grow together until the harvest. At that time I will tell the harvesters: First collect the weeds and tie them in bundles to be burned; then gather the wheat and bring it into my barn.
Life is a test. When we draw a line, we want to stand where we can be pleased we stood. We don't want to count on lying to Father God. Not have expectations to press on His Mercy, we were counting on Him looking the other way and handing out a free pass to be selfish.
The Lord bless us, we ask in the Highest Name of Jesus. The Lord make His face shine with favor and forgiveness. The Lord be gracious to us for honoring Him. The Lord turn His face to guide us in His paths with gentle Love. The Lord teach and give us peace. Help us to be grateful for His help daily. Amen.
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