"For the Scripture says..."
Text: Romans 9:17
A RIGHT UNDERSTANDING OF THE SOVEREIGN WILL OF GOD
The apostle Paul knew how important it was to have a right comprehension of the sovereign will of God. Thus he pursued this discussion with yet another quotation from the Holy Writ.
“For the Scripture says to the Pharaoh,
‘For this very purpose I have raised you up,
that I may show My power in you,
and that My name may be declared in all the earth.’
Therefore He has mercy on whom He wills,
and whom He wills He hardens.”
1. For the Scripture says
Paul was highlighting the authority of the Scriptures here!