Romans 11:11 (NLT)
Did God�s people stumble and fall beyond recovery? Of course not! They were disobedient, so God made salvation available to the Gentiles. But he wanted his own people to become jealous and claim it for themselves.
The apostle states salvation was made first available to the Jews, yet many refused to accept the sacrifice Christ made on the cross. So God in His divine plan made salvation available to the Gentiles so they might be saved from their sin. God wanted the Jews see others accept Christ and become jealous and claim salvation for themselves. For God always had a plan of salvation prepared for the Jews, but because of His mercy and grace He made it available to all.
In Matthew 22 Jesus tells the following parable, ��The Kingdom of Heaven can be illustrated by the story of a king who prepared a great wedding feast for his son. When the banquet was ready, he sent his servants to notify those who were invited. But they all refused to come! �So he sent other servants to tell them, �The feast has been prepared. The bulls and fattened cattle have been killed, and everything is ready. Come to the banquet!� But the guests he had invited ignored them and went their own way, one to his farm, another to his business. Others seized his messengers and insulted them and killed them. �The king was furious, and he sent out his army to destroy the murderers and burn their town. And he said to his servants, �The wedding feast is ready, and the guests I invited aren�t worthy of the honor. Now go out to the street corners and invite everyone you see.� So the servants brought in everyone they could find, good and bad alike, and the banquet hall was filled with guests. �But when the king came in to meet the guests, he noticed a man who wasn�t wearing the proper clothes for a wedding. �Friend,� he asked, �how is it that you are here without wedding clothes?� But the man had no reply. Then the king said to his aides, �Bind his hands and feet and throw him into the outer darkness, where there will be weeping and gnashing of teeth.� �For many are called, but few are chosen.��
God first gave the invitation of salvation to His chosen people, but because they rejected it God gave salvation to those who would properly accept it. The man who was at the banquet improperly dressed did not understand his responsibility or duty. He could not answer the king. If God asked, �Why should I let you into my heaven, what would your response be?� Hopefully you could say, �I have faith Jesus Christ died for my sin and rose to life that I might also live.�