Sorrow for Unbelievers
Romans 9:1-5
After writing some of the most often quoted verses in Romans (let alone the NT), Paul makes an abrupt switch in chapter 9.
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After writing some of the most often quoted verses in Romans (let alone the NT), Paul makes an abrupt switch in chapter 9. At the end of ch. 8 he just finished that nothing can separate us from the love of God in Christ Jesus our Lord, and that no one can bring a charge against God's elect (Rom 8:39, 33). Indeed, "if God is for us, who can be against us?" (Rom 8:31) So, the switch in tone and and content arises from the underlying issue burning in Paul's mind: Not all of his fellow Jewish kinsmen are saved, yet they are heirs according to the lineage of Abraham, Isaac and Jacob. How can this be? And before he states the short answer to this in verse 6, he relates how he feels and the gravity of the issue. He feels great grief and constant sorrow in his heart, even to the point of wishing that he were in Hell instead of them!! (9:3) Why? Because his fellow kinsmen are not saved. Yet they have multiple privileges (8, in fact) staring them in the face, which should cause them to repent and believe in Jesus as the Messiah. He then lists these privileges in ascending order of importance and weight. 1. the adoption, 2. the glory, 3. the covenants, 4. the giving of the law, 5. the worship, and 6. the promises. 7. To them belong lthe patriarchs, and lastly, 8. The Christ according to the flesh (The Messiah was born of a Jewish virgin from the lineage of David). Application point: Do we ever feel this great sorrow (to the point of wishing to be in Hell) for our unbelieving friends and kinsmen? If not, we should ask God for more of a desire to see the lost come to repentance, and to feel great sorrow in behalf of them.
10000000049353 49353 Notes 2010-09-11 20:58:57 2010-09-11 22:39:10 After writing some of the most often quoted verses in Romans (let alone the NT), Paul makes an abrupt switch in chapter 9. At the end of ch. 8 he just finished that nothing can separate us from the love of God in Christ Jesus our Lord, and that no one can bring a charge against God's elect (Rom 8:39, 33). Indeed, "if God is for us, who can be against us?" (Rom 8:31) So, the switch in tone and and content arises from the underlying issue burning in Paul's mind: Not all of his fellow Jewish kinsmen are saved, yet they are heirs according to the lineage of Abraham, Isaac and Jacob. How can this be? And before he states the short answer to this in verse 6, he relates how he feels and the gravity of the issue. He feels great grief and constant sorrow in his heart, even to the point of wishing that he were in Hell instead of them!! (9:3) Why? Because his fellow kinsmen are not saved. Yet they have multiple privileges (8, in fact) staring them in the face, which should cause them to repent and believe in Jesus as the Messiah. He then lists these privileges in ascending order of importance and weight. 1. the adoption, 2. the glory, 3. the covenants, 4. the giving of the law, 5. the worship, and 6. the promises. 7. To them belong lthe patriarchs, and lastly, 8. The Christ according to the flesh (The Messiah was born of a Jewish virgin from the lineage of David). Application point: Do we ever feel this great sorrow (to the point of wishing to be in Hell) for our unbelieving friends and kinsmen? If not, we should ask God for more of a desire to see the lost come to repentance, and to feel great sorrow in behalf of them. notes
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Romans 9:1-5
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Ἀλήθειαν λέγω ἐν Χριστῷ,
I'm speaking the truth in Christ (the Messiah)
οὐ ψεύδομαι,
I am not lying,
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συνμαρτυρούσης μοι τῆς συνειδήσεώς μου ἐν πνεύματι ἁγίῳ, ὅτι λύπη μοί ἐστιν μεγάλη καὶ ἀδιάλειπτος ὀδύνη τῇ καρδίᾳ μου.
my conscience bearing me witness in the Holy Spirit that grief is great to me and I have constant sorrow in my heart.
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ηὐχόμην γὰρ ἀνάθεμα εἶναι αὐτὸς ἐγὼ ἀπὸ τοῦ Χριστοῦ ὑπὲρ τῶν ἀδελφῶν μου τῶν συγγενῶν μου κατὰ σάρκα,
For I myself could have wished to be accursed from the Christ in behalf of my brothers, my kinsmen according to the flesh,
οἵτινές εἰσιν Ἰσραηλεῖται, ὧν ἡ υἱοθεσία καὶ ἡ δόξα καὶ αἱ διαθῆκαι καὶ ἡ νομοθεσία καὶ ἡ λατρεία καὶ αἱ ἐπαγγελίαι,
who are Israelites, of whom [belong] the adoption, and the glory, and the covenants, and the law-giving, and the worship, and the promises;
ὧν οἱ πατέρες,
of whom [belong] the fathers/patriarchs;
καὶ ἐξ ὧν ὁ Χριστὸς τὸ κατὰ σάρκα· ὁ ὢν ἐπὶ πάντων θεὸς εὐλογητὸς εἰς τοὺς αἰῶνας, ἀμήν.
and from whom is the Christ, the one according to the flesh, = the one being over all, God, who is blessed forever, amen.
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10000000049353 49353 Arc 2010-09-11 20:58:57 2010-09-11 22:39:10 editing Romans 9 1 9 5 Romans 9:1-5 45 NT tisch mine i425374 i425375 i425376 i425367 Ἀλήθειαν λέγω ἐν Χριστῷ, I'm speaking the truth in Christ (the Messiah) i425368 οὐ ψεύδομαι, I am not lying, negativepositive 2 1 i425369 συνμαρτυρούσης μοι τῆς συνειδήσεώς μου ἐν πνεύματι ἁγίῳ, ὅτι λύπη μοί ἐστιν μεγάλη καὶ ἀδιάλειπτος ὀδύνη τῇ καρδίᾳ μου. my conscience bearing me witness in the Holy Spirit that grief is great to me and I have constant sorrow in my heart. ideaexplanation 1 i425377 i425370 ηὐχόμην γὰρ ἀνάθεμα εἶναι αὐτὸς ἐγὼ ἀπὸ τοῦ Χριστοῦ ὑπὲρ τῶν ἀδελφῶν μου τῶν συγγενῶν μου κατὰ σάρκα, For I myself could have wished to be accursed from the Christ in behalf of my brothers, my kinsmen according to the flesh, i425378 i425371 οἵτινές εἰσιν Ἰσραηλεῖται, ὧν ἡ υἱοθεσία καὶ ἡ δόξα καὶ αἱ διαθῆκαι καὶ ἡ νομοθεσία καὶ ἡ λατρεία καὶ αἱ ἐπαγγελίαι, who are Israelites, of whom [belong] the adoption, and the glory, and the covenants, and the law-giving, and the worship, and the promises; i425372 ὧν οἱ πατέρες, of whom [belong] the fathers/patriarchs; i425373 καὶ ἐξ ὧν ὁ Χριστὸς τὸ κατὰ σάρκα· ὁ ὢν ἐπὶ πάντων θεὸς εὐλογητὸς εἰς τοὺς αἰῶνας, ἀμήν. and from whom is the Christ, the one according to the flesh, = the one being over all, God, who is blessed forever, amen. ideaexplanation 1 ground 1 1 1 1 tisch 25 mine 25 a 50 discourse
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