03 Aug Romans 9:14-21

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14 What shall we say then? There is no injustice with God, is there? May it never be! 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.” 16 So then it does not depend on the man who wills or the man who runs, but on God who has mercy. 17 For the Scripture says to Pharaoh, “For this very purpose I raised you up, to demonstrate My power in you, and that My name might be proclaimed throughout the whole earth.” 18 So then He has mercy on whom He desires, and He hardens whom He desires.

19 You will say to me then, “Why does He still find fault? For who resists His will?” 20 On the contrary, who are you, O man, who answers back to God? The thing molded will not say to the molder, “Why did you make me like this,” will it? 21 Or does not the potter have a right over the clay, to make from the same lump one vessel for honorable use and another for common use?

God has the freedom to accept or reject anyone He chooses. He has chosen to accept Gentiles as His children, yet God can deal with people as He sees fit, because He is Lord. Moses asked to see God and was denied. Seeing God is not granted based on merit. God decides based on His grace and mercy. He is the Potter, we are a lump of clay in comparison. Do you understand Lordship?