Our salvation depends on God’s great mercy.

BibleGateway: Romans 9:6-16

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ESV Text: Romans 9:6-16

Romans 9:6–16

But it is not as though the word of God has failed. For not all who are descended from Israel belong to Israel, and not all are children of Abraham because they are his offspring, but “Through Isaac shall your offspring be named.” This means that it is not the children of the flesh who are the children of God, but the children of the promise are counted as offspring. For this is what the promise said: “About this time next year I will return, and Sarah shall have a son.” 10 And not only so, but also when Rebekah had conceived children by one man, our forefather Isaac, 11 though they were not yet born and had done nothing either good or bad—in order that God’s purpose of election might continue, not because of works but because of him who calls—12 she was told, “The older will serve the younger.” 13 As it is written, “Jacob I loved, but Esau I hated.”

14 What shall we say then? Is there injustice on God’s part? By no means! 15 For he says to Moses, “I will have mercy on whom I have mercy, and I will have compassion on whom I have compassion.” 16 So then it depends not on human will or exertion,1 but on God, who has mercy.

Footnotes

[1] 9:16 Greek not of him who wills or runs

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KJV Text:

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     6 Not as though the word of God hath taken none effect. For they are not all Israel, which are of Israel: 7 Neither, because they are the seed of Abraham, are they all children: but, In Isaac shall thy seed be called. 8 That is, They which are the children of the flesh, these are not the children of God: but the children of the promise are counted for the seed. 9 For this is the word of promise, At this time will I come, and Sarah shall have a son. 10 And not only this; but when Rebecca also had conceived by one, even by our father Isaac; 11 (For the children being not yet born, neither having done any good or evil, that the purpose of God according to election might stand, not of works, but of him that calleth;) 12 It was said unto her, The elder shall serve the younger. 13 As it is written, Jacob have I loved, but Esau have I hated.

     14 What shall we say then? Is there unrighteousness with God? God forbid. 15 For he saith to Moses, I will have mercy on whom I will have mercy, and I will have compassion on whom I will have compassion. 16 So then it is not of him that willeth, nor of him that runneth, but of God that sheweth mercy.(KJV)


Hymn: TLH 353:
Lord Jesus Christ, My Savior Blest

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1. Lord Jesus Christ, 
My Savior blest, 
My Hope and my Salvation! 
I trust in Thee; 
Deliver me 
From misery; 
Thy Word’s my consolation. 

2. As Thou dost will, 
Lead Thou me still 
That I may truly serve Thee, 
My God, I pray, 
Teach me Thy way, 
To my last day 
In Thy true faith preserve me. 

3. Most heartily 
I trust in Thee; 
Thy mercy fails me never. 
Dear Lord, abide; 
My Helper tried, 
Thou Crucified, 
From evil keep me ever. 

4. Now henceforth must 
I put my trust 
In Thee, O dearest Savior. 
Thy comfort choice, 
Thy word and voice, 
My heart rejoice 
Despite my ill behavior. 

5. When sorrows rise, 
My refuge lies 
In Thy compassion tender. 
Within Thine arm 
Can naught alarm; 
Keep me from harm, 
Be Thou my strong Defender. 

6. I have Thy Word, 
Christ Jesus, Lord; 
Thou never wilt forsake me. 
This will I plead 
In time of need. 
Oh, help me speed 
When troubles overtake me! 

7. Grant, Lord, I pray, 
Thy grace each day 
That I, Thy Law revering, 
May live with Thee 
And happy be 
Eternally, 
Before Thy throne appearing. 


Hymn: LSB 690 Hope of the World
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