Romans 11:1-6 NIRV

God's Faithful People in Israel

1 So here is what I ask. Did God turn his back on his people? Not at all! I myself belong to Israel. I am one of Abraham's children. I am from the tribe of Benjamin.

References for Romans 11:1

      2 God didn't turn his back on his people. After all, he chose them. Don't you know what Scripture says about Elijah? He complained to God about Israel.
      3 He said, "Lord, they have killed your prophets. They have torn down your altars. I'm the only one left. And they are trying to kill me."(1 Kings 19:10,14)
      4 How did God answer him? God said, "I have kept 7,000 people for myself. They have not bowed down to Baal."(1 Kings 19:18)
      5 Some are also faithful today. They have been chosen by God's grace.
      6 And if they are chosen by grace, it is no longer a matter of working for it. If it were, grace wouldn't be grace anymore.