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Drink Him In

February 10, 2011

Romans 9.

I’ll lose some of you reading this, perhaps, but if I likened its view of God to something strong, I would say Romans 9 is a stiff-as-possible drink of the God who is sovereign over all men and women.We need it today. We have so domesticated the God of the Bible.

Our blessings are determined by him (vv.1-5).

Our futures are settled by him before we are born (vv. 10-13).

Our reception of mercy is determined by him (vv. 15-16).

Our places in redemptive history are determined by him (vv. 17-18).

Our choices and responses are determined by him (v. 19 by implication from the question asked).

Our nature is determined by him (clay – v. 21).

Our obstinacy is revealed by him (v. 22).

His richness of glory is revealed mostly highly in his mercy with his judgment (and its glory) as its backdrop (v. 23).

Drink in Romans 9. It may even cure you of worshiping your self-made God of free will (v.16), so that you may worship the great, true, sovereign God of the Bible in Jesus Christ.

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