The Suffering Servant
God’s unique relationship with Israel does not lessen His love for the Gentiles who have been redeemed by grace through faith in Yeshua. Rather than feeling rejected or inferior, the Gentiles should rejoice in the mercy of God who made them partakers in the Spiritual blessings of Israel. Furthermore, God has given the Gentiles specific privileges and responsibilities in His kingdom.
“Thus says the Lord to His anointed,
To Cyrus, whose right hand I have held—
To subdue nations before him
And loose the armor of kings,
To open before him the double doors,
So that the gates will not be shut:
2 ‘I will go before you
And make the crooked places straight;
I will break in pieces the gates of bronze
And cut the bars of iron.
3 I will give you the treasures of darkness
And hidden riches of secret places,
That you may know that I, the Lord,
Who call you by your name,
Am the God of Israel.
4 For Jacob My servant’s sake,
And Israel My elect,
I have even called you by your name;
I have named you, though you have not known Me.
PRAY FOR YOUR CHURCH TO TEACH SCRIPTURE WITHIN ITS HISTORICAL CONTEXT, RECOGNIZING GOD’S UNIQUE RELATIONSHIP WITH ISRAEL.