A. This challenging chapter reveals God’s sovereignty in electing unto salvation whomever He wants regardless of their ethnic background, whether Jew or gentile, and builds on the theme of salvation by grace through faith in Messiah Jesus (cf. Rom. 3:21-31). What is our response to this? Faith. Faith in Jesus Christ as Savior and Lord. We can either trip over Jesus in our own self-righteousness or we can build our lives upon Him as our foundation (vv. 32-33).