Scripture to Read: Romans 15:8–12
Today, we get the beautiful reminder from God, through Paul, that Christ came for both the Jews and the Gentiles. God had Paul write in Romans 15:8–9, “For I say that Christ has become a servant to the circumcision on behalf of the truth of God to confirm the promises given to the fathers, 9 and for the Gentiles to glorify God for His mercy.” According to God’s Word, our Lord Jesus Christ came as a Servant to the Jews to reveal that God’s promises to the forefathers are faithful and true. Remember God's promise to Abraham in Genesis 12:2, "And I will make you a great nation, and I will bless you, and make your name great; And so you shall be a blessing.” Then God said to Abraham in Genesis 15:5, “Now look toward the heavens, and count the stars, if you are able to count them.” And He said to him, “So shall your descendants be.” Abraham’s response to what God showed him is recorded in Genesis 15:6, “Then he believed in the Lord; and He reckoned it to him as righteousness.” Abraham placed his faith in God and was made right with God. But Christ also came so we, Gentiles, would give glory to God for His mercy which He has shown us through Christ (Ephesians 2:4–5). Then God had Paul quote from 2 Samuel 22:50, Psalm 18:49, Deuteronomy 32:43, Psalms 117:1, and Isaiah 11:10 to confirm that Christ came for the Gentiles, so we have reason to give God glory!
Challenge & Application
· Knowing that Christ came for both the Jews and the Gentiles, how does that help you understand that God’s salvation is for all?
· How do you give God glory daily, knowing what He’s given you through our Lord Jesus Christ?
Don’t forget to pray using the A.C.T.S. (Adoration, Confession, Thanksgiving, Supplication) method!