Synthetic Opal and Sterling Silver Pendant featuring the Messianic Seal Grafted In pendant with opal 1" without the bail and comes with 18" silver box chain from Israel gift boxed.
Romans 9,10 and 11 are widely regarded as Paul's "thesis" concerning God's redemptive plan for the Jews and Gentiles. These three chapters are very unique in that their content is set apart distinctively from the rest of the book of Romans. Even so, Romans 9, 10 and 11 offer not only a presage of God's plan of salvation for the House of Israel and the Gentiles, but a foreshadowing of how the Hand of God will work for the good of all who come to Him in faith.
"Now if some of the branches have been broken off, and you, a wild olive branch, have been grafted in their place to share the rich root of the olive tree, do not boast about being better than the other branches. If you boast, remember that you do not support the root, but the root supports you." [Romans 11:17-18]
As Paul writes, the Gentiles are the "wild olive branches" that have been "grafted in" to the root of the olive tree. We are the "wild" branches because we are "foreign", and albeit we are still children of God, the Gentiles are not a natural part of the "root of the olive tree". The "other branches" are the natural branches--the Jewish people. They are a natural constituent of the root of the olive tree--the root of Jesse. Even so, Paul tells us that the natural branches were "broken off" because of their unbelief in Yeshua Ha'Mashiach. He confirms this in Romans 11:19-20:
"Then you will say, 'Branches were cut off so that I could be grafted in.' That's right! They were broken off because of their unbelief, but you remain only because of faith."