R O M A N S.
The apostle, having reconciled that great truth of
the rejection of the Jews with the promise made unto the fathers,
is, in this chapter, further labouring to mollify the harshness of
it, and to reconcile it to the divine goodness in general. It might
be said, "Hath God then cast away his people?" The apostles
therefore sets himself, in this chapter, to make a reply to this
objection, and that two ways:—I. He shows at large what the mercy
is that is mixed with this wrath, ver. 1-32. II. He infers thence the
infinite wisdom and sovereignty of God, with the adoration of which
he concludes this chapter and subject, ver. 33-36.