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Today's Bible Study

Behold His Goodness!

Romans 11:22-24

22 Behold therefore the goodness and severity of God: on them which fell, severity; but toward thee, goodness, if thou continue in his goodness: otherwise thou also shalt be cut off. 23 And they also, if they abide not still in unbelief, shall be graffed in: for God is able to graff them in again. 24 For if thou wert cut out of the olive tree which is wild by nature, and wert graffed contrary to nature into a good olive tree: how much more shall these, which be the natural branches, be graffed into their own olive tree?

Following the warning that God could also break off the branches of the Gentiles, just as He had broken off those of the majority of the Jews (v.21), Paul asks the Gentiles to observe the sovereign power of God. He is both good and severe.

"On them which fell, severity;" The word severity has a slightly different meaning in modern English than the Greek word wants to portray. It is not necessarily the harshness of God's ways that Paul wants to express, but the decisiveness. The Greek word comes from a root that means "to cut off." The Jewish nation fell from the tree, because it was cut off for its unbelief. The Gentiles needed to be aware of this decisiveness of God so that they would fear straying from the faith and would not begin to believe that they were grafted onto the branch because they were better in some way than the Jews.

Observing the goodness or kindness of God, on the other hand, should lead one to improve upon his or her spiritual life. The Christian Gentiles were also unbelievers before God sent His messengers to them. He had no obligation to graft them onto the tree of Israel. Thus, the very knowledge of His grace toward us should press us toward a life of obedience, humility and thanksgiving. Knowing that we have not done nor could have done anything to deserve our salvation should increase our faith in God and draw us closer to Him.     Read More

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