Ro 9:27-28 And Isaiah cries out concerning Israel: “Though the number of the sons of Israel be as the sand of the sea, only a remnant of them will be saved, for the Lord will carry out His sentence upon the earth fully & without delay.”
Ex 9:16 “But for this purpose I have raised you up, to show you My power, so that My name may be proclaimed in all the earth.”
Ro 9:19-21 “You will say to me then, ‘Why does He still find fault? For who can resist His will?’ But who are you, O man, to answer back to God? Will what is molded say to its molder, ‘Why have you made me like this?’ Has the potter no right over the clay, to make out of the same lump one vessel for honored use & another for dishonorable use?”
Ro 9:25-26 As indeed he says in Hosea, “Those who were not My people I will call ‘My people,’ & her who was not beloved I will call ‘beloved.’ And in the very place where it was said to them, ‘You are not My people,’ there they will be called ‘sons of the living God.'”
Moses once asked God to show him His glory. God replied: “I will make all My goodness pass before you & will proclaim before you My name ‘The Lord.’ And I will be gracious to whom I will be gracious, & will show mercy on whom I will show mercy” (Ex 33:19). What’s the bottom line? Sovereignty! God gives His grace & mercy to whomever He pleases.
How does the sovereignty of God affect the Christian walk? Why does it seem as if God is not fair, since He makes us a certain way, and then holds us accountable for godly things that we cannot obtain? What is the difference between God’s justice & God’s grace? These are the issues covered in this sermon.