The Things We Do For Love

Jun 5, 2022    Mike Osthimer

As we look at the first part of Romans 9 this morning I am reminded of something CS Lewis once said, “Why love if it hurts so much.” In Romans 9-10 and 11 we get a glimpse of the passion of the apostle Paul for his jewish brethren. Though Paul is the apostle to the gentiles by God’s calling, Paul has a deep love for the nation of Israel and the tone of the next three chapters is a contrast to what we saw in Romans chapter 8 where he joyfully proclaims “nothing can separate us from the love of God that is in Christ Jesus.” Continuing on with that thought Paul turns his attention toward the nation of Israel.