Open Door

Scripture

Now if their trespass means riches for the world, and if their failure means riches for the Gentiles, how much more will their full inclusion mean! Romans 11:12 ESV

Observation

The hardening of the heart of the Jews and their turning away from God’s redemptive plan opened the door of salvation for the Gentiles (world).

Application

God’s redemptive plan for the Jews has also been revealed in His plan for the salvation of all. They did not receive Christ in his first coming yet God in His sovereignty brought about His redemptive plan for all who would receive Christ. As Peter states in Acts following the coming of the Holy Spirit, “And it shall come to pass that everyone who calls upon the name of the Lord shall be saved.” Acts 2:21. After Pentecost the door of salvation swung open to all who called on Christ.

Prayer

Lord, we praise you for the open door of salvation available to all, first for the Jew and now for all.

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