Romans 11:29

This verse is one of my favorites, as it reminds me that whatever burdens and abilities the Lord has given us (they are “gifts” to be used!) are not there by accident or coincidence. Not only that, we have been particularly equipped by the Lord to carry out the purposes He has planned for us (see Ephesians 2:10), and we must remember that such divine decrees are “irrecovable”.

What does “irrevocable” mean, you wonder? I am glad that you asked! According to Merriam-Webster, here is what the word means:

▫️Not possible to revoke


Therefore, it’s always best that we cooperate with the plans and purposes of the Lord — after all, they are not going anywhere! 🙂

What are your thoughts on this passage?

13 thoughts on “Romans 11:29

  1. It is good to know this, for we have faith in a God that does not change, even though He knows we are as fickle as the breeze. I am so thankful that He created us with a purpose, to be in union with Him. His gifts and callings all work together for that end. He said it to me this way once, “Homer, it it the divine us. Not you alone, not Me alone, but us. Together.” Everything He gives us then is to be used in full partnership with Him. The gifts and callings are to help bring about intimacy between God and those that choose to follow Him.

    Homer Les

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    1. 💡 Eloquently stated, Homer! Thank you.

      As an aside, have you ever considered authoring a series of devotionals? There is something in how you write that leads me to think that this is something you could do well (for God’s glory, of course) or may already be pursuing at present. Just a passibg thought. 🙏🏾

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      1. Thank you for those kind words. This journey Jesus has led us on has many twists and turns. Everytime I think I understand where He might lead us He delightfully surprises us with something new. I did not think that God would have me write, let alone devotionals. I fought hard against even writing our book for the emotions were too raw and I am quite a private person yet here I am. I can do no less than follow Jesus in complete and total obedience. He has been opening many new doors for us recently that it is dizzying and hard to keep up at times. I would not all be surprised if He opened yet another door for Wanda and I to share His great love with others. If this be through writing of His wonderful love to encourage His own then we can do no less than obey fully and enthusiastically. We have learned to wait patiently for the lead though. 😁 He has kept us quiet in this little motel room for the last 2 years just to prepare us for what is next. After being homeless for so long that isn’t a bad thing. 😀 I will take to heart your words and speak to the Father about His will in this. I am sure that whatever He chooses will bless His children in ways that we can only marvel at. Thank you again. I am humbled.

        Homer Les

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      2. I will be praying as well! You and Wanda are wise to wait on the Lord’s timing. To do anything else will be tantamount to getting ahead of God, and nobody wants to do that! Thanks again for sharing your thoughts here. 🙏🏾

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  2. The internet drives me crazy sometimes, with the way this tool is used, but I do love the access it gives me:
    ἀμεταμέλητα (ametamelēta)
    Adjective – Nominative Neuter Plural
    Strong’s Greek 278: Not to be repented of, about which no change of mind can take place, not affected by change of mind. Irrevocable.
    It boggles me that God’s Word mentions that something repented Him. He knows His plans all along. That’s one of my questions when I get to glory.

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