For God’s gifts and his call can never be withdrawn. (Romans 11:29, NLT)
Divinely situated at crossroads of trade and exchange, ancient Israel was blessed with favor to live distinctively among all peoples and cultures. God’s plan was that Israel—supernaturally chosen and gifted by God as special, favored, and blessed—would live above the norm, gaining distinction as a people to bring glory to Him. Throughout history, Israel’s distinctiveness has attracted world attention as both her land and people increasingly demonstrate a unique purpose and calling to woo all nations to their God.
The Christian’s calling is like Israel’s—designed by God and marked with favor, a display of the Lord’s purposes—to draw mankind to Him. Selah!
Psalm 100:3 | Romans 11 | Verses@Once