“And in the very place where it was said to them, ‘You are not my people,’ there they will be called, ‘sons of the living God.’”
Here Paul quotes from Hosea 1:10. In this verse, and what Paul is trying to prove with this verse, is the absolute, amazing, stunning grace of God by calling the reprobate Gentiles to himself for eternal salvation.
As he saved Israel in their degradation when they weren’t his people and then made them his people, and called them his very own sons and daughters, so he is doing the same with the Gentiles. Paul’s point is simply this one: no one deserves salvation, Jew or Gentile. All people everywhere have rebelled against him.
Yet he still reaches out to us. He still desires to give us his rich grace and mercy—to those who are and are not his people. It’s a startling reality when we stop and think about it.
Are you overcome with how much you’ve sinned and don’t deserve God’s mercy? If so, don’t despair. You are the only kind of person God can reach with his gospel of grace. It’s only for those who know they need it. Is this you?
Then praise God! You are ready to receive his amazing grace.