Bible study on Romans – Chapter 11
Dear brothers and sisters,
In this bible study on the 11th chapter on the book of Romans we will go through this chapter as following:
- The remnant of Israel
- Ingrafted branches
- All Israel will be saved
The remnant of Israel
Paul starts this chapter by asking the question if God has rejected His people? The answer: No. Although even His own people have wronged Him and sinned against Him, He did not reject them. Even more so, God confirms to Paul that although His own people were responsible for killing His prophets, He tells Paul that He has reserved for Himself 7,000 of His people that did not bow down to Baal. And they have been chosen based on grace and not on works. For us it is very important to make the destinction that we will not get in Heaven through our works (how good they might be), but it will always be through grace.
See also how God also hardened the hearts of the ones that did not want to see and listen. Don’t think that you can just turn your eyes away for sin. God will see.
Paul continues to ask and now: did they stumble so as to fall beyond recovery? Not at all! Because of their transgression, salvation has come to the Gentiles to make Israel envious. Paul’s ministry was focused on reaching on the Gentiles, but also with the hope to reach Jews. It is important to not limit to whom we share the gospel with.
We are all branches of the same tree, therefore don’t consider yourself better than anybody else. Because we are all part of the same tree and have the same roots: Jesus.
All Israel will be saved
There is but only one way that Israel and we can be saved, through the mercy of God!
This chapter ends by Paul describing how amazing and big Jesus is. Never think you can even come close to fully understanding Him. This alone, should give you more than enough reasons to honor Him everyday!