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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 that?

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