November 15 – The Whole World Can Share God’s Blessings

The “grace vs. law” debate continued and like all good lawyers, Paul did not ask a question that he didn’t already have an answer to. Paul followed up his line of reasoning about the Israelites trusting in self rather than God, by asking, “Did God’s people stumble and fall beyond recovery? Of course not! They were disobedient, so God made salvation available to the Gentiles. But he wanted his own people to become jealous and claim it for themselves. Now if the Gentiles were enriched because the people of Israel turned down God’s offer of salvation, think how much greater a blessing the world will share when they finally accept it.” The world is in for a great blessing when everyone accepts the goodness of God’s offer of salvation. Just picture what it could be like if everyone loved God and loved people. If that is not our present reality, let’s not give up hope! Instead, let’s do our part by sharing and showing how we have been blessed and by repeatedly saying, “yes” to God’s invitation to work with Him for the good of the world.

Romans 11:11-12 NLT