God hasn’t rejected his people, whom he knew in advance. Or don’t you know what the scripture says in the case of Elijah, when he pleads with God against Israel? Lord, they have killed your prophets, and they have torn down your altars. I’m the only one left, and they are trying to take my life. But what is God’s reply to him? I have kept for myself seven thousand people who haven’t bowed their knees to Baal. So also in the present time there is a remaining group by the choice of God’s grace. But if it is by grace, it isn’t by what’s done anymore. If it were, God’s grace wouldn’t be grace. So what? Israel didn’t find what it was looking for. Those who were chosen found it, but the others were resistant. As it is written, God gave them a dull spirit, so that their eyes would not see and their ears not hear, right up until the present day. And David says, Their table should become a pitfall and a trap, a stumbling block and payback to them for what they have done. Their eyes should be darkened so they can’t see, and their backs always bent. (Romans 11:2-10, CEB)
If we are accepted by what we have done then God’s grace wouldn’t be grace.
We will always be resistant to doing what God is leading an guiding us to do because what God calls us to do is love everyone and to be frank that is impossible.
There are people in our lives that just rub us the wrong way and do not make us want to love them, but God wants us to love them anyway.
We could never do enough right stuff in God’s eyes to make it. That is why there is grace.
You can’t earn it or do anything to get rid of it.
God’s grace wouldn’t be grace if we could earn it.
Know you are loved and love others.
Loving People. Loving God.