Israel’s Unbelief and God’s Sovereign Grace (Romans 10:18-21)

Since chapter 9, Paul has been considering the unbelief of Israel and their rejection of the Gospel. As Paul concludes his second survey of this question in chapter 10, he gives two possible explanations for why Israel hasn’t called on the name of the Lord before providing us with the answer. By the end of chapter 10 it will become clear that Israel is responsible and without excuse for their unbelief. They are unwilling to believe because of their rebellion against God and their slavery to sin. And yet, despite the apparent failure of God’s word and Israel’s unbelief, Paul reminds us that God is still working when all hope seems lost. In this sermon, pastor Mitch helps us understand that the only hope for our willful unbelief is the sovereign grace of God.