verses 6b-7: “Bring my sons from afar and my daughters from the ends of the earth- everyone who is called by my name, whom I created for my glory, whom I formed and made.”
I used to wonder at times if God meant to choose the Jews and only the Jews. It was through reading and studying of scripture I came to learn otherwise. This is an example of something the Holy Spirit brought to my heart. Pastors no doubt told me many times about 1Timothy 2:4, but it wasn’t until this verse and other verses over the last few years cemented this truth for me. And our introduction to Paul’s letter to the Romans highlights this further. God called on Paul specifically to ensure the Gentiles would not be left out.
Father God, you want all of your creation to know you and to follow you and to love you. I want to help this to happen. How can I be a part of your dream? Lead me, Lord. Amen
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