Read Romans 11 commentary using John Gill's Exposition of the Bible. The following is an excerpt from The MacArthur New Testament Commentary on Romans 11 . If then this election was of grace, it could not be of works, either performed or foreseen. i. Therefore, we shouldn’t regard it as spiritual Israel in Romans 11:26. i. The captivities of Israel, their dispersion, and their being shut out from the church, are emblems of the believer's corrections for doing wrong; and the continued care of the Lord towards that people, and the final mercy and blessed restoration intended for them, show the patience and love of God. The Gentiles were grafted into this tree in their room; being admitted into the church of God. God hath--"did" not cast away his people--that is, wholly. The restoration of the Jews is, in the course of things, far less improbable than the call of the Gentiles to be the children of Abraham; and though others now possess these privileges, it will not hinder their being admitted again. Romans 11 Commentary, One of over 110 Bible commentaries freely available, this commentary is from the most widely read and often quoted preacher in history, Charles Haddon Spurgeon All Rights Reserved. "One day the Jews will realize their blindness and folly. Blindness in part has happened to Israel: Paul summarizes his point from Romans 11:11-24 is summarized. These were kept according to the election of grace. The following is an excerpt from The MacArthur New Testament Commentary on Romans 11 . Romans 11:1-2 “I ask, then, has God rejected his people? Text Commentaries by John MacArthur John MacArthur is the pastor-teacher of Grace Community Church in Sun Valley, California, as well as an author, conference There is a distinction between national or ethnic Israel and spiritual Israel. Guest. These things are so directly contrary to each other that they cannot be blended together. Thus you will know that I am the Lord.” (Ezek. It isn’t “spiritual Israel” in Romans 11:25, because that Israel is spiritually blind. The gospel is the greatest riches of every place where it is. Before all Israel is saved, its unbelieving, ungodly members will be separated out by God’s inerrant hand of judgment. GDPR is the new European privacy regulation, which will replace the Data Protection Act 1998 in the UK and the equivalent legislation across the EU Member States. But most important of all, it lays the theological foundation for the Christian faith--that holy God has made it possible through Christ for sinners to be made right before him. Whatever begins, let God's glory be the end: especially let us adore him when we talk of the Divine counsels and actings. This teaches us how to understand other prayers of David against his enemies; they are prophecies of the judgments of God, not expressions of his own anger. Please contact the publisher to obtain copies of this resource. “And I shall make you pass under the rod, and I shall bring you into the bond of the covenant; and I shall purge from you the rebels and those who transgress against Me; I shall bring them out of the land where they sojourn, but they will not enter the land of Israel. They ought therefore to beware of self-confidence, and every kind of pride or ambition; lest, having only a dead faith, and an empty profession, they should turn from God, and forfeit their privileges. God's purpose in allowing hardening in part to come upon Israel is so that the fullness of the Gentiles can come in. Not only are we at first justified by faith, but kept to the end in that justified state by faith only; yet, by a faith which is not alone, but which worketh by love to God and man. "One day the Jews will realize their blindness and folly. Of God, as the Spring and Fountain of all; through Christ, to God, as the end. Of all judgments, spiritual judgments are the sorest; of these the apostle is here speaking. © 2020 Christianity.com. Those who know most in this imperfect state, feel their own weakness most. The following is an excerpt from The MacArthur New Testament Commentary on Romans 11 . Here is a Romans 11Bible study with commentary and a summary. Romans 11:7-10 The judicial blindness of the rest is prophesied of in Scripture. 20:33–38, emphasis added; cf. Those who hear the preaching of the 144,000 (Rev. 13:8–9). It speaks to moral, intellectual social and spiritual issues. Though at present they are enemies to the gospel, for their hatred to the Gentiles; yet, when God's time is come, that will no longer exist, and God's love to their fathers will be remembered.