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  • The Sovereignty of God the Creator

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  • 2018-09-19   [로마서(Romans) 9:19 - 9:29]


    In response to the question of the unfairness of God’s sovereign choice, Paul explained God’s righteousness through the analogy of a potter and his clay.

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  • 19 You will say to me then, "Why does he still find fault? For who can resist his will?"
    20 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?"
    21 Has the potter no right over the clay, to make out of the same lump one vessel for honorable use and another for dishonorable use?
    22 What if God, desiring to show his wrath and to make known his power, has endured with much patience vessels of wrath prepared for destruction,
    23 in order to make known the riches of his glory for vessels of mercy, which he has prepared beforehand for glory--
    24 even us whom he has called, not from the Jews only but also from the Gentiles?
    25 As indeed he says in Hosea, "Those who were not my people I will call 'my people,' and her who was not beloved I will call 'beloved.'"
    26 "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.'"
    27 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,
    28 for the Lord will carry out his sentence upon the earth fully and without delay."
    29 And as Isaiah predicted, "If the Lord of hosts had not left us offspring, we would have been like Sodom and become like Gomorrah."
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Thinking & Understanding
We cannot protest or complain about the unfairness of God’s sovereign choice, which he makes according to his will. Paul proclaimed strongly that just as a potter has the right to make whatever vessel he desires, according to his needs, God has exclusive authority over salvation (vv. 19-24). God called the Gentiles, who did not know him, and made them his people. Though the Israelites rejected Jesus Christ, who is the only way to salvation, God did not immediately judge them but planted seeds of salvation even among them (vv. 24-29). Therefore, God’s choice is not unfair, but rather a reason for sinners to give thanks and praise.

Who is God?
Vv. 19-23 God has absolute authority over all creation as the Lord of creation. But he is patient with sinners who are headed towards destruction and uses his sovereignty to restore them. Therefore, we must live acknowledging his sovereignty in our lives and obeying his will.

What lesson is God teaching me?
Vv. 27-29 God carries out and fulfills his word. Just as he promised through his prophets, God saved the remnant of Israel and made them his people. We too could not have gained salvation if it hadn’t been for God’s love and grace. Let’s praise the faithful love and grace of God who delivered us.

Prayer
Thank you, Lord, for delivering us through your limitless grace and compassion.