The Olive Tree
Passage: Romans 11:11–11:22
God's Salvation Timeline
Step 1: Israel rejects the gospel.
Step 2: Salvation blessings flow to the Gentiles.
Step 3: The salvation blessings of the Gentiles serve to make Israel envious, which in turn leads to Israel’s “fullness” (12) and “acceptance” (15).
Step 4: The "greater riches", bestowed upon the world through Israel’s “fullness” and “acceptance”, is life from the dead: that is, the resurrection after Christ returns in glory, the climatic end of salvation history.
Point # 1 God’s purpose in his present-day rejection of "the others", those Jews hardened by God in their sin and excluded from his righteousness (vv. 11-15).
Point # 2 The Olive Tree: the interrelationship of Jews and Gentiles, and a warning against Gentile pride (vv. 16-22).
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