“Great Sorrow & Unceasing Anguish”

Rom. 9:14  ¶ What then are we to say? Is there injustice on God’s part? By no means!

Rom. 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.”

Rom. 9:16 So it depends not on human will or exertion, but on God who shows mercy.


The context for a believer should at least be humility.  Paul knew where he came from making the context humility and sorrow. 

How many think that Jesus is good news?  

Now imagine loved family & friends who have chose not to accept the Gospel?  Here is the the context of ch 9.  Even the best of news has a down side.  

What is this called? A corollary.  “An immediate consequence or immediately drawn conclusion.  A natural consequence or result.”