Unlike the other nations, God created Israel when He delivered the people from slavery. Everything that happened to the people of Israel when being taken out of Egypt, and much of what was provided in the law, bore witness to the coming Savior. This is evidenced in such events as the eating of the Passover Lamb and the Crossing of the Red Sea. It is evidenced in the feasts that Israel was instructed to keep and the sacrificial offerings that were to practiced for the forgiveness of sins. The Ten Commandments also bear witness to Lord Jesus Christ. Once one understands this, one can understand why a nation was created under special circumstances to bring about the purpose of God.
An analogy could be the building of a special purpose vehicle to do a particular job rather than using something that was not suitable for the the purpose required. For instance, building a petrol tanker for carrying petrol rather than attempting to use a cattle truck with a few extra boards placed around the trailer. Or building a luxury liner for people to enjoy a holiday at sea rather than using a container ship decked out with hammocks. Or building a submarine to go underwater rather than putting a hole in a ship's hull and anticipating forward travel under water rather than downward.
The reason why Jesus chose to become a Jew is Israel was designed to be the nation for this purpose. More to the point, Judah was to be the tribe of which the woman would be born who was to carry the fetus into which the Son of God would enter at birth. As the New Testament states when quoting the prophecy in Psalm 40 from Septuagint:
- Consequently, when Christ came into the world, he said, “Sacrifices and offerings thou hast not desired, but a body hast thou prepared for me; (Hebrews 10:5)
- While we were still weak, at the right time Christ died for the ungodly. (Romans 5:6)
However, when Lord Jesus returns, to use a worldly idiom, he will judge the losers and bless the winners. Or as the Bible states regarding those that are eagerly waiting for Him, they will enjoy His favor, but those who take the mark of the beast will reap the consequences of their decision to reject the truth and join up with the Evil One.
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