Day 130: Jewish Jesus, a Hope to Gentiles

Romans 15:8-12

Now I say that Christ has been made a servant of the circumcision for the truth of God, that he might confirm the promises given to the fathers, and that the Gentiles might glorify God for his mercy. As it is written,

“Therefore will I give praise to you among the Gentiles,
and sing to your name.”
Again he says,

“Rejoice, you Gentiles, with his people.”

“Praise the Lord, all you Gentiles!
Let all the peoples praise him.”
Again, Isaiah says,

“There will be the root of Jesse,
he who arises to rule over the Gentiles;
in him the Gentiles will hope.”

This passage explains one of the biggest reasons I love the Jews. The Jews remind me of Jesus, the one that God sent to live as “a servant of the circumcision.”

Jesus had to follow the Law and then die as if He didn’t in order to save me. He had to do the things He did because God promised that He would. Jesus was perfectly obedient and He proved that the Law of the Jews was perfect and good, exactly as it was given to them.

Most of all, Jesus displayed God’s amazing grace to me, a sinner. That is why I praise Him. I am a fulfillment of these prophesies and I am evidence that Jesus is the Messiah. You are a fulfillment of prophesy too if you believe in Jesus.