"Do not be haughty, but fear."
Text: Romans 11:20
A PROBLEM THAT HAD TO BE DEALT WITH FIRMLY
Once, the problem was with Jews despising Gentiles. This time round, Paul had to deal with a problem of Gentiles having a bad attitude towards Jews. It was necessary to deal with this problem firmly!
“You will say then, ‘Branches were broken off
that I might be grafted in.’
Well said. Because of unbelief they were broken off,
and you stand by faith. Do not be haughty, but fear.”
1. The contention of the Gentiles
a) They cite what Paul himself had argued earlier.
b) That Jewish branches were broken off that Gentiles might be grafted in.
c) This was an undeniable fact!
2. You stand by faith
Paul urged the Gentile believers to remember how they obtained salvation in Christ!