Pray for the peace of Jerusalem

May they prosper who love you

- Psalm 122:6

May 30: -God’s Unique Relationship with Israel

May 30: -God’s Unique Relationship with Israel

Romans 9-11

God’s plan of redemption is based on a symbiotic relationship between Jews and Gentiles

  • Gentiles were once disobedient
    • Gentiles NOW received mercy
      • Because the Jews were disobedient
    • Israel now are disobedient
      • Jews NOW received mercy
        • Through the mercy of the Gentiles who will provoke them to jealousy

Romans 11:30-32

For as you were once disobedient to God, yet have now obtained mercy through their disobedience, even so these also have now been disobedient, that through the mercy shown you they also may obtain mercy.  For God has committed them all to disobedience, that He might have mercy on all.

The end result will be God’s mercy and salvation extended to all people!



The Circus was Rome’s largest venue for ludi, public games connected to Roman religious festivals. Ludi were sponsored by leading Romans or the Roman state for the benefit of the Roman people (populus Romanus) and gods. Most were held annually or at annual intervals on the Roman calendar. Others might be given to fulfill a religious vow, such as the games in celebration of a triumph.