Romans 11:29 states, "For the gifts and calling of God are without repentance." What does this mean? Does it have meaning beyond Romans 11? Beyond the unrepentant call of God to the Jews as He used the severe cutting of this natural branch (Romans 11:21) and the unnatural ingrafting of the Gentiles to provoke the Jews to jealousy? Was Romans 11:29 a warning only for that time--a warning that God will do whatever is necessary to have the Jews obey His call? Romans 11:29 can be applied throughout all time. Years before the time of Romans 11, the callings of God to Moses, Samson, and David were not repented of even though each of these men resisted the calling of God. Instead, God did whatever was necessary until each man fulfilled his particular calling of God in spite of their sin and disobedience. Were these times pleasant for the men? NO! We Christians today need to heed Romans 11:29. God promises to gift us for our callings, but warns us in this verse that the calling of God is without repentance. What will it take for the Jews to turn to Christ? What is it going to take for you to do your calling?