With Christ as my witness, I speak with utter truthfulness. My conscience and the Holy Spirit confirm it. My heart is filled with bitter sorrow and unending grief for my people, my Jewish brothers and sisters. I would be willing to be forever cursed—cut off from Christ!—if that would save them… Abraham’s physical descendants are not necessarily children of God. Only the children of the promise are considered to be Abraham’s children… Are we saying, then, that God was unfair? Of course not! For God said to Moses,
“I will show mercy to anyone I choose,
and I will show compassion to anyone I choose.”
So it is God who decides to show mercy. We can neither choose it nor work for it.
— Romans 9.1-3, 8, 14-15 (NLT)
“When we are genuinely concerned for the salvation of our family members, it is also God’s grace calling us to make sure our lives are in order… Is our witness compromised because we are lacking in integrity in how we are living, how we are dealing with family matters? Evaluate the credibility of your witness…” (P. Mark)
Pray for someone who needs salvation: Lord, show __________ your mercy. Show them your compassion. Bring them from death to life! Clothe me with the power of your Spirit so that I may be a faithful intercessor and credible witness. In Jesus’ name, amen.
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