Sunday, February 26, 2012

Why it's mentioned as "To the Jew First"

When you take a deep look at the Bible, one will see many times, repeated over and over again, the phrase "To the Jew First". This is an example of what it is like to have a heart for the people that are after God's heart. The Jewish people are incredibly sacred to God. He made a covenant to protect and watch over the Jewish people, and to ensure that they survive.

In Ezekiel 37, God makes a pact to revive the people who had been wiped out, and bring them into a new land. Specifically verse 14 says that God will "breathe" his life back into the people and bring them into their own land and then they will know that he is the Lord. Modern day Israel is a total restoration moment in which God demonstrates how he truly loves his people. In 1948, Israel became a nation, and as a result, God's promise to the people made in Ezekiel 37 came true.

Our job as believers today is to make the Jewish people say that their searching for a Messiah is futile because Jesus has already come and is coming back.

Meditate on this thought today.

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