"...not of works but of Him who calls."
Text: Romans 9:11
WHERE HUMAN WISDOM FAILS
How we wish that God’s divine truths could be reasoned out, employing mere human reasoning! For example, it would be “simpler” to understand why Esau was not chosen. We could say that he had chosen to despise his birthright. We could also say that he showed very little spiritual inclinations.
However, if this is the line of reasoning, then Jacob must also be ruled out. He was guilty of defrauding his brother of his birthright. He had resorted to cunning and deceit to obtain his father’s blessing. Human reasoning can go so far and no more!
PROFOUND DIVINE TRUTHS
Paul stuck to divine truths revealed to him by God. He went on to write the following:
“It was said to her, ‘The older shall serve the younger.’
As it is written, ‘Jacob I have loved, but Esau I have hated.'”