Romans 9:14-18

As I have been studying this section of Romans, I have been surprised at how often Paul refers to and quotes from the Scriptures–what we know today as the Old Testament. Our understanding of the New Testament will be greatly helped when we go back to study the Old Testament passages referenced in the New Testament. Frequently, this will take us back to the powerful narratives of the Old Testament that will flesh out the teachings of the New Testament, much as Jesus' parables were narratives that help us to understand his teaching.