July 25

2 Chronicles 14:1-16:14
Romans 9:1-24
Psalm 19:1-14
Proverbs 20:1

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Old Testament: Psalm 19:1-14

The heavens declare the glory of God; and the firmament sheweth his handywork. ~ Psalms 19:1

The heavens declare the glory of God; and the firmament sheweth his handywork. ~ Psalms 19:1

The heavens declare the glory of God, and the sky above proclaims his handiwork. Day to day pours out speech, and night to night reveals knowledge. There is no speech, nor are there words, whose voice is not heard. Their voice goes out through all the earth, and their words to the end of the world. In them he has set a tent for the sun, which comes out like a bridegroom leaving his chamber, and, like a strong man, runs its course with joy. Its rising is from the end of the heavens, and its circuit to the end of them, and there is nothing hidden from its heat. The law of the LORD is perfect, reviving the soul; the testimony of the LORD is sure, making wise the simple; the precepts of the LORD are right, rejoicing the heart; the commandment of the LORD is pure, enlightening the eyes; the fear of the LORD is clean, enduring forever; the rules of the LORD are true, and righteous altogether. More to be desired are they than gold, even much fine gold; sweeter also than honey and drippings of the honeycomb. Moreover, by them is your servant warned; in keeping them there is great reward. Who can discern his errors? Declare me innocent from hidden faults. Keep back your servant also from presumptuous sins; let them not have dominion over me! Then I shall be blameless, and innocent of great transgression. Let the words of my mouth and the meditation of my heart be acceptable in your sight, O LORD, my rock and my redeemer.  ~ Psalm 19:1-14

 



New Testament:
Romans 9:1-24

Summary: God’s Sovereign Choice

 

For he says to Moses, “I will have mercy on whom I have mercy, and I will have compassion on whom I have compassion.”  ~ Romans 9:15

 

For he says to Moses, “I will have mercy on whom I have mercy, and I will have compassion on whom I have compassion.” So then it depends not on human will or exertion, but on God, who has mercy. ~ Romans 9:15-16

 

Now many people struggle with the idea of the truth that God is absolutely sovereign. That is, that God is free to do whatever He wants, that God is free to determine all things according to His own pleasure. But that is exactly what the Scripture teaches. And rationalizing that away, or reasoning that away is sin. God is God and God does exactly what God wants to do. He is sovereign and that is to say He is the Most High, that is to say He is the absolute King, that is to say He is the ultimate authority doing His will in heaven and in earth. No one can prevent it and no one can argue with it. 

~ John MacArthur

 

July 25 in the New Testament today we’ll be reading from the Book of Romans, chapter 9, verses 1 through 24. In a part of the Bible that emphasizes the sovereignty of God, we see Paul sorrowing. We see him praying and worshipping. He did not feel that God’s sovereignty in any way destroyed man’s responsibility.

The God who ordains the end that is saving the lost also, ordains the means to the end, the prayers and witness of his people, they go together. God is not obligated to save anybody, for all deserve to be condemned. Even Israel was chosen only because of his grace and love. Therefore, nobody can criticize God or say he is unfair. That he is merciful to sinners should make us rejoice.

Israel’s rejection of Christ did not ruin God’s plan, for he went to the Gentiles, who gladly received the Good News. However, God has a remnant among the Jews, and believing Jews and Gentiles are one in the church. That’s because his mercy endures forever.  Romans 9:1-24

 


  
Predestined for Hell? Absolutely Not!
by Adrian Rogers

 

Download the PDF study notes file – Predestined for Hell? Absolutely Not!

 


Overview: Romans 5-16 Click Here to Watch Video


 

 

Listen to John MacArthur on today’s scripture below


 

   


   
Dr. J. Vernon McGee - Thru the Bible

Dr. J. Vernon McGee – Thru the Bible

 

Romans – J Vernon Mcgee – Thru the Bible

Romans 9 – 10

 


 

The Will – Because of his good deeds, a man attends the funerals of strangers to find out if he is in their will.

 

 
 
 
 
Freedom from the law! For 2,000 years, Paul’s letter to the Romans has proclaimed the news that every guilty person should long for. We don’t have to run from the law of God for the rest of our lives—hounded by the barking dogs of past sins. God offers freedom. He offers immunity. He offers pardon. And if He is for us, who can be against us?
 

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