Devotion for Tuesday in the Fourth Week in Lent

God has not rejected his people whom he foreknew. … So too at the present time there is a remnant, chosen by grace. But if it is by grace, it is no longer on the basis of works; otherwise grace would no longer be grace.

Romans 11:2, 5-6

The Jews were God’s people, and they expected to be saved because they were Jews and followed the Law. They expected the Messiah to come to Jews alone, but Jesus, the Messiah, came to all people. God hasn’t rejected the Jews—there is still a remnant of the faithful saved by grace—but they are not saved by circumcision alone. It is grace that saves us all—Jew and Gentile alike.

Thank You, Lord God, that Jesus died and rose again to save those who accept the free gift. None of us deserves salvation; it comes only through Your grace by the sacrifice of Jesus. Although I can never be worthy, guide me in Your ways and lead me in the paths of righteousness. In the name of Jesus Christ, who died for my sins and rose again for my salvation. Amen.

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