God Always Had A Plan For The Whole World: Romans 9:23-26
“23) And He did so to make known the riches of His glory upon vessels of mercy, which He prepared beforehand for glory, 24) even us, whom He also called, not from among Jews only, but also from among Gentiles. 25) As He says also in Hosea, “I will call those who were not My people, ‘My people,’ And her who was not beloved, ‘beloved.’ ” 26) “And it shall be that in the place where it was said to them, ‘you are not My people,’ There they shall be called sons of the living God.”” ‭‭Romans‬ ‭9:23-26‬ ‭
Paul now turns to Old Testament prophecy to prove that God has always had a plan for the Gentiles. He quotes the prophet Hosea as found in Hosea 2:23.
In the context, Hosea had been talking about the restoration of Israel and how God would betroth her to Himself forever. But in the process, He was not going to forget about the Gentiles.
This was a preview of Ephesians 2:11-22. (Please Read) In Christ, God had a plan to reconcile both Jews and Gentiles to Himself. Though the plan was fully revealed in the New Testament through Christ, it was included in Old Testament prophecy.
Paul argues that this prophetic revelation was significant and should have prepared the nation of Israel for the world wide scope of the gospel and the redemptive work of Christ for the whole world.
Daily Bible Commentary By Terry Baxter: Cofounder of GoServ Global