God's Love for Israel
Why is God’s relationship to Israel such an important matter?
God loves His people like someone loves his wife or his child or his own body and is fully committed, with all His heart, to loving them with all that He is and all that He has, for as long as He lives!
The Problem of National Israel
God loves ‘His people’ in the NT (Church) in a special way.
God loved ‘His people’ in the OT (Israel) in a special way.
But all Israel was not saved and most of them rejected their Messiah!
Should this concern us as believers in Jesus?!
Does God still love Israel?
This was the burden of Romans 9-11 after the Mount Everest of Romans 8.
From the standpoint of the gospel they are enemies for your sake, but from the standpoint of God’s choice they are beloved for the sake of the fathers; for the gifts and the calling of God are irrevocable. - Romans 11:28-29