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24 even us whom He called, not of the Jews only, but also of the Gentiles?


God’s continued faithfulness or trustworthiness in dealing with Israel is further developed in this verse. He gave His plan of salvation in grace to all those who believe in the Messiah.

24 even us

The words “even us” show that the vessels of mercy to whom God makes known the riches of His glory are Roman believers as well as Jews.

whom He called,

God saves people of two groups: (1) Jews and (2) Gentiles. The calling here is the operation of the Holy Spirit wherein He convicts of sin and of the need to believe that Christ’s death was sufficient for salvation. It is a call to salvation.

not of [out of] the Jews only,

Jews here are people in the lineage of Abraham who believed. Not all Israel believed. God saves people not only from Israel but also from non-Jewish groups (that is, Gentiles).

but also of [out of] the Gentiles?

Not only did God call a group of believers out of Israel, but He called a group from the Gentiles as well. Gentiles are people other than Jews. Not only were there Jews who believed in the Messiah, but also Gentiles.


God’s wrath on intransigence toward revelation is no less in the plan of God than His mercy.


The large-scale failure of many Jews to accept their Messiah rests on their failure to get a grasp on the glory of God (Ro 10:5-13).  People can understand the gospel only by revelation. Those who reject revelation go under God’s wrath.

Ro 1:18, For the wrath of God is revealed from heaven against all ungodliness and unrighteousness of men, who suppress the truth in unrighteousness,