Romans 9

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As it is written, “Jacob I have loved, but Esau I have hated.”

– Romans 9:13

Romans chapters 9 – 11 is a challenging portion of Scripture, and this quote from the Prophet Malachi is one of the verses that makes it so challenging. Many people have a very hard time with the concept of God declaring His hatred here for Esau. I have as hard of a time with the concept of God declaring His love for Jacob.

When you read the story of Jacob in the Book of Genesis (especially the account of his early life), you realize that Jacob had a lot of rough edges and issues. That God loved him is a testament to God’s grace. I’m grateful that God is so gracious!

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