February 5: The Nations

God was provoked by the rebellion of Israel, His firstborn son.  He was provoked to jealousy as they worshipped other gods.  But God is faithful and planned to provoke Israel to jealousy by extending His love to the Gentiles.

Deuteronomy 32:19-21

19 “And when the Lord saw it, He spurned them, 
because of the provocation of His sons and His daughters.

20 And He said: ‘I will hide My face from them, 
I will see what their end will be, 
for they are a perverse generation, 
children in whom is no faith.

21 They have provoked Me to jealousy by what is not God; 
they have moved Me to anger by their foolish idols. 
But I will provoke them to jealousy by those who are not a nation; 
I will move them to anger by a foolish nation.

The Apostle Paul reminds the Gentiles that their salvation was part of God’s plan to win the heart of Israel.

Romans 11:11

I say then, have they stumbled that they should fall? Certainly not! But through their fall, to provoke them to jealousy, salvation has come to the Gentiles.

PRAY THAT CHRISTIANS WILL REALIZE THEIR SALVATION IS MEANT TO PROVOKE THE JEWS TO JEALOUSY.

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