Rest in God’s Sovereign Justice – Romans 9:13-21

The answer to such proper fear is not to deny or ignore the Lord’s revelation of how he works. The answer is to trust in the Lord’s promises and rejoice in his gracious mercy, according to the reality the Lord has revealed, and not according to wishful thinking.

In God’s sovereign justice, we find mercy. In our trust in him, let us live as a people set free from death row: humbly thankful to the one who took our sentence of death upon himself; humbly thankful to the one who set us free. Let us live our lives glorifying God, and enjoying him forever. Because God is merciful, we must rest in Him.


[1] Jim White, “Removal of Song from a Hymnal Because of Reference to an Atonement Theory Is Drawing the Ire of Some,” last modified September 9, 2013,

[2] Found this in the old Pastor’s Copy of the Inquirer’s Class book at MPC.

[3] John R. W. Stott, The Message of Romans: God’s Good News for the World, The Bible Speaks Today (Leicester, England; Downers Grove, IL: InterVarsity Press, 2001), 269.

[4] R. Kent Hughes, Romans: Righteousness from Heaven, Preaching the Word (Wheaton, IL: Crossway Books, 1991), 178.