"Romans 8 ends with a triumphant cry for those who believe in Jesus: "Nothing will be able to separate us from the love of God that is in Christ Jesus our Lord." Paul then changes gears entirely in Chapter 9. He must address one major problem: What about his own kin, the Jewish people? With an intensely personal and anguished cry from his heart, he writes that he would be "cut off from Christ" (v.3) for their sakes! Having been called to a ministry to the Gentiles, he confesses to "great sorrow and unceasing anguish" over the Jews' present unbelief."
(To read more please click on the link below.) This meditation was originally published in The Journey, a publication of Bible Reading Fellowship. For more information, or to contact Bible Reading Fellowhip, please visit them at www.biblereading.org.