The Gentiles bless the Lord

Isaiah Bible Background

10.16.2017 – Old Testament: Isa 60.8–9

To read the Bible in a year, read Isaiah 59–61 on October 16, In the year of our Lord 2017

By Don Ruhl

Unfortunate it is, that most people think the Old Testament was only about Israel and that all non-Israelites can ignore that portion of the Bible. The Lord has always been concerned with the world, which is why He separated Israel, that He might use Israel later to bless the world. See the results in this passage,

“Who are these who fly like a cloud,
And like doves to their roosts?
Surely the coastlands shall wait for Me;
And the ships of Tarshish will come first,
To bring your sons from afar,
Their silver and their gold with them,
To the name of the LORD your God,
And to the Holy One of Israel,
Because He has glorified you.”
(Isaiah 60.8–9) 

From the beginning, the Lord has intended His blessings upon all mankind. Adam and Eve were not Jews and the Lord made a promise to Abraham, who was not a Jew, that through him the Lord would bless all the families of the earth (Genesis 12.3).

This prophecy in Isaiah shows the Gentiles glorifying God.

Questions:

  • According to the Old Testament are you a Jew or a Gentile?
  • If a Gentile, do you see that God used the Jews to bless you?

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