Romans 9:22-33; 10:1-4
Jesus fulfilled the purpose of the law (found in Scripture). As a result, all who believe in Him are brought into a “right-standing” relationship with God. For this reason, our God has been patient in waiting on humans to respond to His plan of “love available”. Through the prophets, God had predicted His invitation to the Gentiles. God has also predicted His giving the Israelites the opportunity to receive the Messiah, by faith. Some chose to relate to God by trying to keep the law and yet without faith. They could not seem to choose to trust God. Paul shares the grieving of the Holy Spirit over this loss.