“Don’t let your meology determine your theology”
Seek the Lord while you can find Him.
Call on Him now while He is near.
Let the wicked change their ways
and banish the very thought of doing wrong.
Let them turn to the Lord that He may have mercy on them.
Yes, turn to our God, for He will forgive generously.
“My thoughts are nothing like your thoughts,” says the Lord.
“And My ways are far beyond anything you could imagine.
For just as the heavens are higher than the earth,
so My ways are higher than your ways
and My thoughts higher than your thoughts.
Self-justification is a statement that says:
“I don’t need grace because I can explain.”
There has also come to be at the present time a remnant according to God’s gracious choice. But, if it is by grace, it is no longer on the basis of works, otherwise grace is no longer grace…
I want you to understand this mystery, dear brothers and sisters, so that you will not feel proud about yourselves. Some of the people of Israel have hard hearts, but this will last only until the full number of Gentiles comes to Christ. And so all Israel will be saved. As the Scriptures say,
“The One who rescues will come from Jerusalem,
and He will turn Israel away from ungodliness.
And this is My covenant with them,
that I will take away their sins.”
Many of the people of Israel are now enemies of the Good News, and this benefits you Gentiles. Yet they are still the people He loves because He chose their ancestors Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob. For God’s gifts and His call can never be withdrawn. Once, you Gentiles were rebels against God, but when the people of Israel rebelled against Him, God was merciful to you instead. Now they are the rebels, and God’s mercy has come to you so that they, too, will share in God’s mercy. For God has imprisoned everyone in disobedience so He could have mercy on everyone.
Oh, how great are God’s riches and wisdom and knowledge!
How impossible it is for us to understand His decisions and His ways!
For who can know the Lord’s thoughts?
Who knows enough to give Him advice?
And who has given Him so much
that He needs to pay it back?
For everything comes from Him
and exists by His power
and is intended for His glory.
All glory to Him forever!
~We may not understand what is happening in this world,
but rest assured, He has a plan.
He is working His plan.
His will be done.