SCRIPTURES TO READ: Romans 9:14-18
14 What shall we say then? Is there injustice on God’s part? By no means! 15 For he says to Moses, “I will have mercy on whom I have mercy, and I will have compassion on whom I have compassion.” 16 So then it depends not on human will or exertion, but on God, who has mercy. 17 For the Scripture says to Pharaoh, “For this very purpose I have raised you up, that I might show my power in you, and that my name might be proclaimed in all the earth.” 18 So then he has mercy on whomever he wills, and he hardens whomever he wills.
QUESTIONS TO ANSWER:
1. Why do you think that Paul defended the accusation against God’s injustice? (V14)
2. Who does Paul use first as an example to show that God is not unjust? (V15)
3. What message is Paul conveying to his readers by using Moses as an example?
4. Which other well-known Bible figure does Paul use as an example that God is not unjust? (V17)
5. What is Paul’s conclusion regarding God’s justice? (V18)