God Receives The Glory In Choosing Israel
God didn’t choose Israel to be a light to the nations and have the Messiah come through them ethnic for their glory, burt rather for God’s. In Deuteronomy 7:6-8 the Lord says, 6 “For you are a people holy to the Lord your God. The Lord your God has chosen you to be a people for his treasured possession, out of all the peoples who are on the face of the earth. 7 It was not because you were more in number than any other people that the Lord set his love on you and chose you, for you were the fewest of all peoples, 8 but it is because the Lord loves you and is keeping the oath that he swore to your fathers.” (ESV) God out of His love, chose the Jewish people and kept His promises to the patriarchs. And that same loving faithfulness is what causes us to love and serve Him as followers of Jesus today!