Weren’t all the promises of God to the Jews fulfilled at the cross? Why then do people still refer to them as “God’s People?”
So many people talk about the Jews as being “God’s people” and about all the things He’s yet going to do for them. After the cross, all one has to do to become part of God’s family is have faith in Jesus Christ. So why would God give the Jews any special consideration? Weren’t all His promises to the Jews fulfilled at the cross?
The Jews – Still God’s People?
Is a Jew a Jew because of their ancestry or because of their religion?
Some people, when they think of “Jews” think of people that live in Israel. They think of the term “Jew” as a nationality, like a German, or an Italian, or a Spaniard. Others think that a Jew is a Jew because they’re of the Jewish religion. So, who’s right?
Jew – Religion or Nationality?
I was reading Romans 1 this morning, and verse 16 really struck me.
16For I am not ashamed of the gospel, for it is the power of God for salvation to everyone who believes, to the Jew first and also to the Greek. (ESV)
Am I ashamed of the gospel? Do I take every opportunity to share it when it needs to be shared? Does everyone at work, and everyone I meet, know that I’m a Christian? I need to be more aware of Who I stand for, and make sure that when the day comes, I can stand before the throne and say with confidence that I fully and openly represented the gospel.