It’s about dying to self and picking up our cross—meaning we don’t live for ourselves, but for others to gain a revelation of Jesus.
All of Romans 11 is so good. But I invite you in to focus on verses twenty through thirty-three. We aren’t supposed to just show favor to Israel simply because they’re God’s Chosen, although that’s a great reason. There’s a much deeper reason that actually includes our salvation.
Israel in a sense did what Christ did for all. Christ took on the sin of the world that all could be saved. Israel, through her disobedience, became sinful towards God and rejected His Son Jesus. By them doing this it opened the pathway for Gentiles to be saved. Through the Gentiles Israel will receive Jesus.
God’s love for Israel seems so much deeper than them just being His chosen people. I believe it’s connected to the sacrifice made that allowed Gentiles to be grafted in. I could be way off on this, I don’t claim to know it all. I simply spend time in the Word with Holy Spirit’s help and revelation. What He’s showing me and doing in my heart is revealing to me a deeper connection and reason why we love Israel and it’s pretty amazing.
It’s really a lot about relationship and submission to Leadership. It’s about dying to self and picking up our cross—meaning we don’t live for ourselves, but for others to gain a revelation of Jesus.
“Concerning the gospel they are enemies for your sake, but concerning the election they are beloved for the sake of the fathers. For the gifts and the calling of God are irrevocable. For as you were once disobedient to God, yet have now obtained mercy through their disobedience, even so these also have now been disobedient, that through the mercy shown you they also may obtain mercy. For God has committed them all to disobedience, that He might have mercy on all. Oh, the depth of the riches both of the wisdom and knowledge of God! How unsearchable are His judgments and His ways past finding out!”
Romans 11:28-33 NKJV