keep my words

44 Jesus shouted, “Whoever believes in me doesn’t believe in me but in the one who sent me. 45 Whoever sees me sees the one who sent me.46 I have come as a light into the world so that everyone who believes in me won’t live in darkness. 47 If people hear my words and don’t keep them, IContinue reading “keep my words”

A Suffering Servant

Who has believed what we have heard? And to whom has the arm of the Lord been revealed? 2For he grew up before him like a young plant, and like a root out of dry ground; he had no form or majesty that we should look at him, nothing in his appearance that we should desire him. 3He wasContinue reading “A Suffering Servant”

Praise for God’s Goodness to Israel

Blessed be God, because he has not rejected my prayer or removed his steadfast love from me. (Psalm 66:20, NRSV) Have you ever been rejected? Have people ever turned their backs on you? This is something we do not need to worry about God doing to us. He will always listen to us when weContinue reading “Praise for God’s Goodness to Israel”

Rejected?

I ask, then, has God rejected his people? By no means! I myself am an Israelite, a descendant of Abraham, a member of the tribe of Benjamin. God has not rejected his people whom he foreknew. Do you not know what the scripture says of Elijah, how he pleads with God against Israel? ‘Lord, theyContinue reading “Rejected?”