Romans 11:11 Not Beyond Recovery

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Again I ask: Did they stumble so as to fall beyond recovery? Not at all! Rather, because of their transgressions, salvation has come to the Gentiles to make Israel envious. Romans 11:11

Paul is telling about how the Israelites had fallen away from God. They had chosen to not follow God any more. This opened the door for God to provide salvation for all people, both the Israelites and Gentiles.

People who have done something extremely bad are often seen as beyond recovery. Many believe that there is no longer any hope for the person, because of how bad the action or actions were.

There was a time in America that when a person was convicted of certain felony crimes more than three times, he was no longer given any more chances. He would be put into prison for life or lose some other privilege for life. There was no longer any hope of recovery for the person.

There are many individuals that have been in the church and believed in God, that have fallen into the same belief. Some action has been done against God that caused the person to fall away from God. He turned his back on God and went the way of the world. Now he feels that there is no longer any hope, that God will not allow him to come back.

God does not work that way. He is a God full of love, grace and mercy. He wants to bring all people back to Him. Regardless of what was done in the past, God is right there, ready with open arms to welcome the person back into His family and relationship. God wants to save everyone, regardless of what he has done in the past.

You may be in a place where you have stepped away from God. You may feel as though there is no hope of recovery of your relationship with God. Although the sin may be great, God is greater.

Just as with the Israelites, there is still hope. If you have breath in your lungs, you can turn to God. God has made a way for you to recover from your sinful lifestyle. 

Be willing to seek forgiveness from Jesus, and He will give it to you. Turn from sin back to God, and receive the salvation that He has provided in Jesus. You are not beyond recovery.

I pray today that you will know the salvation Jesus provides you; that you will seek the forgiveness from God; that you will build your relationship with God; and that you will be a witness of the salvation Jesus provides.

 

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2 thoughts on “Romans 11:11 Not Beyond Recovery

  1. Brother Tom. Very good. 🎚 Years ago my husband had worked late on a Friday night. The job he was working on was in Dallas TX, close to a Jewish synagogue. He stopped by a convenience store to get fuel before his commute home. A young Jewish man was exiting the store as my husband was going in to pay for his fuel. The young man was wearing his kippah and he held the door as my husband walked into the store.
    Later as my husband told me this story, he explained that the incident left him somehow feeling there was more to it.
    Immediately as if by revelation I saw and I knew, ” I said, They did open the door for us and still hold the open for us.” I love when The Lord, shows us His truths, in seemingly ordinary ways. May we have to see and ‘to perceive’.
    Thank you for this article. God Bless you!

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    • Great point about being able to see and perceive what God is doing. Thank you for sharing this story. May you be overwhelmed with God’s blessings and presence!

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