Yesterday at Creekside we worked through Romans 11.1-12. This is a short text but there is a lot going in there. I loved going through the story of Elijah and the duel with the prophets of Baal on Mt. Carmel.
The text really came together though when in Pre-Preach Kate and I were talking about the idea that God gave Israel eyes that couldn’t see and hears that couldn’t hear. Kate asked, “Why doesn’t God give them eyes to see.”
And it finally clicked, that God gave the offer of grace first. God is a giver and grace is always his first offer. And that offer is always on the table. But when we don’t receive it, God gives us not grace, God gives us our desires, and we don’t really see God’s offer any more.
God is a giver. His first offer is always grace.
That helped me so much with understanding this text.