A God-Fearing Gentile

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From the intro to a blogpost I shared over a year-and-a-half ago…

Just as we have an eye on the past, we also have an eye on the future. The prophet Micah tells us that in the Messianic Era, “out of Zion shall go forth the Torah, and the word of the LORD from Jerusalem” (4:2). Isaiah prophesies that in that day all nations shall go up to Jerusalem, worship in the Temple, and offer sacrifices upon the altar (56:7). Zechariah states that men from all the nations will flock to the Jewish people and beg them to teach them the ways of Torah (8:23). By returning to the past, we are preparing for that future day. By starting to apply Torah to our lives now, we can begin to taste the Messianic kingdom.

This is not an easy path. It takes humility to be a God-fearing Gentile believer. We must recognize and respect the distinctions that exist in the Scriptures and honor the standing and calling of the Jewish people. For too long, we Gentile believers have minimized the importance of the Jewish people. Gentile believers might be grafted into the commonwealth of Israel and participants in God’s plan for Israel, but we have not replaced the Jewish people. — Toby Janicki, God-Fearers

Source: I Chronicles 22