Romans tells us the amazing good news that it’s by faith alone in Jesus Christ that our sins are forgiven, not our works! But can we trust God to keep his promise to save us? That’s the question Paul is answering in Romans 9. Paul answers by showing that God’s track record in saving people throughout history is consistent — He elects or chooses who to have mercy on.
As Paul finishes this epic letter, he explains his unique God given role as a gospel minister to the Gentiles. He urges the Roman Christians to enter into gospel partnership with him and greets many who already have. he finished with a doxology of praise to the God of the gospel. Reading this passage today, we are given a wonderful picture of gospel ministry and partnership to follow and aspire to.