Romans 11:11-15 Lamentations 1

11 Again I ask: Did they stumble so as to fall beyond recovery? Not at all! Rather, because of their transgression, salvation has come to the Gentiles to make Israel envious. 12 But if their transgression means riches for the world, and their loss means riches for the Gentiles, how much greater riches will their fullness bring! 13 I am talking to you Gentiles. Inasmuch as I am the apostle to the Gentiles, I make much of my ministry 14 in the hope that I may somehow arouse my own people to envy and save some of them. 15 For if their rejection is the reconciliation of the world, what will their acceptance be but life from the dead?

2 responses to “Romans 11:11-15

  1. Remember that the Word says that He came to His own and His own received HIm not. It was because of this rejection that Christ took salvation to the GEntiles. This is what Paul is talking about.

    Even though the Jews rejected the salvation that was offered to them first, it was all still part of the plan of God. When the Gospel was taken beyond them to the GEntiles, it truly became the “reconciliation of the world” as stated in verse 15. Their acceptance and live from the dead that is mentioned in verse 15 is probably a reference to the 144,000 that will come to know Christ during the rapture and will truly bring their nation back to God from the death of the deception that they have been under.

  2. vs 13, Paul shows me a heart for real ministry and real heart—He has a passion for the unsaved regardless of what others think…KJV states I magnify my office and when I look at that I think about how he has placed his call into ministry and to the gentiles above his prestige and reputation. He shows true humility and sincerity in his calling of God. Gills commentary says it the greatest “not himself, for he was not of a self-exalting spirit, but humble and lowly minded, ready at all times to own himself to be less than the least of saints and the chief of sinners; but his office, which he had received from Christ, as an instance of his grace and favour.”

    Its interesting how a little study of scripture can real a whole new level of truth and depth. Paul shows us how we should put the needs of others than our own.

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