|Staying in the Word|
May Jesus Christ be Praised - Part 3
THE PRIVILEGE OF PRAISE Page 5
V.16 ** Paul now uses an analogy to describe how
unique Israel is in God's eyes. Who is the "first piece" of
dough and the "root" which are both holy? Hint: Remember this
is regarding the beginning of the nation of Israel.
V.17 ** In his analogy, what does Paul say happened to some of the "branches"?
** How does Paul refer to the Gentiles?
V.18 ** Well, since God thought so highly of us so as to graft us into the "root" of Abraham, should we feel pretty proud about ourselves?
** Why not?
V.19 ** What would the arrogant heart likely say about those Israelite "branches" which had been broken off?
V.20 ** While that is a statement of fact, what should be our response in light of their being broken off?
V.21 ** Why did God not spare the natural branches?