The Jewish people were special because they were marked off by God to complete a specific (also deriving from species) role in history. Not because they were especially better than other groups, but because Yahweh found in Abraham a man who could be the progenitor of a new ‘species’—a people group who would learn to trust God, obey Him and be dependent on Him. It was a bumpy journey, but through them and from them and their faith-filled champions, Yahweh derived the lineage through which He would become one of us—to defeat sin and death!
(And, today, many of these special people are realising today that they can stop looking in anticipation--their Messiah has already come and they are embracing Him!)
It is a remarkable story; one now re-told in a new and ‘special’ style in Ian Heard’s book...
‘THE PEOPLE: the sons of God (through the eyes of a Watcher)’
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