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Why is a Jewish book like the Bible relevant to other nations?
by Robert Brow (www.brow.on.ca)
God could have told a similar story about any other nation, but he
chose to tell the story of his dealings with the one nation among whom
the Son of God was going to be born.. And as we read this story we
can see the failings of our own nation (e.g. the books of Samuel
and Kings), and our own personal unbelief and propensity to idolatry.
And the prophets say
just what we would want said in our own national situation.
The Psalms and the Proverbs make sense among all people.
And when the Son of God took birth among us, he engaged in the kind of
servant ministry we long for in our leaders. Through it all his astonishing
love and grace shines through. And the story ends with Jesus being rejected
by his own people and the planting of churches of the Spirit among all
nations. Who but God could have woven together a book like
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