Prayer- Lord, Open our hearts and open our minds and help us learn. Go-Fight-Win. Amen.
6It is not as though God's word had failed. For not all who are descended from Israel are Israel. 7Nor because they are his descendants are they all Abraham's children. On the contrary, "It is through Isaac that your offspring will be reckoned."[a] 8In other words, it is not the natural children who are God's children, but it is the children of the promise who are regarded as Abraham's offspring. 9For this was how the promise was stated: "At the appointed time I will return, and Sarah will have a son."
The children of Israel are God's people. Paul knows this. the question is ,"who are the people of Israel?" Paul (the Jew's Jew) proudly state that Jews are not people of Abraham's descent- they are people of Abraham's faith! The people that keep Abraham's covenant, (not just the external markings-but the internal markings,) are the descendants of Israel.
If Paul believes that is it by our faith that we are in God's family, what does that mean for us? Plenty. Jesus came to share the love and grace of his Father to everyone. To you, me, and the sinner down the street,(or down the hall.) If we have the faith of Abraham in us, we are adopted into the chosen people.
Prayer- Lord, Thank you for adopting us as your children. Help us spread the news and show our faith. Go-Fight-Win. Amen