Through my Bible Yr 3 - Oct 31

Through my Bible Yr 3 - Oct 31

Listen as Pastor David Witte reads from Romans 9:1-13.

You are missing some Flash content that should appear here! Perhaps your browser cannot display it, or maybe it did not initialize correctly.

See series:

Romans 9:1-13 (NIV84)

Romans 9

God's Sovereign Choice

 1I speak the truth in Christ—I am not lying, my conscience confirms it in the Holy Spirit— 2I have great sorrow and unceasing anguish in my heart. 3For I could wish that I myself were cursed and cut off from Christ for the sake of my brothers, those of my own race, 4the people of Israel. Theirs is the adoption as sons; theirs the divine glory, the covenants, the receiving of the law, the temple worship and the promises. 5Theirs are the patriarchs, and from them is traced the human ancestry of Christ, who is God over all, forever praised![a]Amen.

 6It is not as though God's word had failed. For not all who are descended from Israel are Israel. 7Nor because they are his descendants are they all Abraham's children. On the contrary, "It is through Isaac that your offspring will be reckoned."[b] 8In other words, it is not the natural children who are God's children, but it is the children of the promise who are regarded as Abraham's offspring. 9For this was how the promise was stated: "At the appointed time I will return, and Sarah will have a son."[c]

 10Not only that, but Rebekah's children had one and the same father, our father Isaac. 11Yet, before the twins were born or had done anything good or bad—in order that God's purpose in election might stand: 12not by works but by him who calls—she was told, "The older will serve the younger."[d] 13Just as it is written: "Jacob I loved, but Esau I hated."[e]

Footnotes:
  1. Romans 9:5 Or Christ, who is over all. God be forever praised! Or Christ. God who is over all be forever praised!
  2. Romans 9:7 Gen. 21:12
  3. Romans 9:9 Gen. 18:10,14
  4. Romans 9:12 Gen. 25:23
  5. Romans 9:13 Mal. 1:2,3

Scripture taken from the HOLY BIBLE, NEW INTERNATIONAL VERSION®. NIV®. Copyright©1973, 1978, 1984 by International Bible Society. Used by permission of Zondervan. All rights reserved.

Did you miss one of your daily Bible readings? Find the past two weeks' readings in the archive.

This Bible reading series is designed to help you read through the Bible in three years.

Many Bible readers have wished for a method that would help them with the regular study of God's Word. It takes about 15 minutes each day. It's okay if you haven't started at the beginning of a year. Feel free to jump in and start in the middle of a year.

If you want to receive daily Bible readings in your e-mail, sign up today.

Did you know you can take Through my Bible and loads of other WELS.net content with you everywhere you go? WELS offers a mobile applicaton for both the iOS and Android cell phone platforms.

Listen to your daily Bible readings. Hear the Streams Podcast version of the Through My Bible series.

Don't have a chance to get online everyday? Print out the entire three-year program.

With 66 books in the Bible, you might want to know: What is each book about? What is the main point? How is timeless truth related to modern life? Take a book-by-book look on WELS' What About Jesus Web site.