The Almighty God of all is loving, so much so that we are told He is love. In His unfathomable love He chooses to impart blessings and make promises to assure us of the good things He has in store for us. As Moses was addressing the nation of Israel he said, “Praise be to the Lord, who has given rest to his people Israel just as he promised. Not one word has failed of all the good promises he gave through his servant Moses.” (1 Kings 8:56). God was faithful to Israel, in spite of their stubbornness to believe and hold true to Him. It’s the same with you and I, God’s love and faithfulness are not dependent on us, such that we deserve such lavish and abundant lovingkindness as a reward for our part. Do we pick up our precious little children in our arms because they have earned our love? No, it is God’s love set within our heart, imparted to us as His children.
There are too many promises to list, but they have their fulfillment in Yeshua, even those given to Israel are available to Believers among the nations because we have come into community and relationship with Israel through Messiah Yeshua. “And you are heirs of the prophets and of the covenant God made with your fathers. He said to Abraham, ‘Through your offspring all peoples on earth will be blessed.’ ” (Acts 3:25). Speaking of Israel, Paul says, “Theirs is the adoption to sonship; theirs the divine glory, the covenants, the receiving of the law, the temple worship and the promises. Theirs are the patriarchs, and from them is traced the human ancestry of the Messiah, who is God over all, forever praised Amen.” (Romans 9:4-5). Before Yeshua came, the promise given to Abraham had not been effected, because He is the “offspring” who would bring blessing to all peoples. “Therefore, remember that formerly you who are Gentiles by birth and called ‘uncircumcised’ by those who call themselves ‘the circumcision’ (which is done in the body by human hands)— remember that at that time you were separate from Christ, excluded from citizenship in Israel and foreigners to the covenants of the promise, without hope and without God in the world. But now in Christ Jesus you who once were far away have been brought near by the blood of Christ.” (Ephesians 2:11-13).
I said all this to explain how we who were far away have received sonship and everything it includes. If ever there was an act of love so amazing, majestic, and gracious, we foreigners can testify with great humility, I was nothing, but I was made a child of the King of Kings and Lord of Lords. Therefore, I will share one of the many promises that are yours in Yeshua, Messiah, (Jesus’ Hebrew name). “No one who hopes in you will ever be put to shame, but shame will come on those who are treacherous without cause.” (Psalm 25:3). Today, you may feel the weight of shame, under which the world seeks to bury you. Lift your head, not in pride, but with hope looking to our redeemer, Yeshua. His promise stands firm and is yours as an inheritance.
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I had a close friend named Wayne Scott from N.C., we sold books together; I lost contact and I don’t know what became of him.