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Romans 9:13

Aug 19, 2013   //   by Charlie Garrett   //   Daily Writing, Epistles (written), Romans, Romans 9, Writings  //  No Comments

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Monday, 19 August 2013

As it is written, “Jacob I have loved, but Esau I have hated.” Romans 9:13

Paul continues to make his argument concerning election directly from the fountain which is God’s word. This is a direct quote from a portion of Malachi 1:2, 3 –

Was not Esau Jacob’s brother?” Says the Lord.… Read the rest

Romans 9:12

Aug 18, 2013   //   by Charlie Garrett   //   Daily Writing, Epistles (written), Romans, Romans 9, Writings  //  No Comments

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Sunday, 18 August 2013

…it was said to her, “The older shall serve the younger.” Romans 9:12

This continues what was said in verse 11. Before the twins were born to Rebekah, they struggled in her womb. Children will fight as children do – apparently even in the womb, but this is an unusual occurrence because they actually beat each other up.… Read the rest

Romans 9:11

Aug 17, 2013   //   by Charlie Garrett   //   Daily Writing, Epistles (written), Romans, Romans 9, Writings  //  No Comments

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Saturday, 17 August 2013

…(for the children not yet being born, nor having done any good or evil, that the purpose of God according to election might stand, not of works but of Him who calls), Romans 9:11

Without jumping ahead to verse 12 (to which this verse is pointing), we can still discern several key concepts.… Read the rest

Romans 9:10

Aug 16, 2013   //   by Charlie Garrett   //   Daily Writing, Epistles (written), Romans, Romans 9, Writings  //  No Comments

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Friday, 16 August 2013

And not only this, but when Rebecca also had conceived by one man, even by our father Isaac… Romans 9:10

This is the second instance recorded by Paul concerning his statement in verse 8 – “…those who are the children of the flesh, these are not the children of God; but the children of the promise are counted as the seed.”

First he brought in the promise of a son through Sarah, a woman who had been barren for many decades and who was past her normal child-bearing years.… Read the rest

Romans 9:9

Aug 15, 2013   //   by Charlie Garrett   //   Daily Writing, Epistles (written), Romans, Romans 9, Writings  //  No Comments

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Thursday, 15 August 2013

For this is the word of promise: “At this time I will come and Sarah shall have a son.” Romans 9:9

As a way of seeing what Paul is doing with his words over the past few verses, note how he ties them together into greater concepts –

But it is not that the word of God has taken no effect.… Read the rest