July 3, 2015
Over the last couple of weeks of our study, Paul has declared that it is certainly within the power of God to not only temporarily remove Israel from the place of religious privilege as a result of their rejection of Him, but it is also within the power of God to restore a believing Israel to that place once again. The almighty Creator of all things, has the power to do as He has promised.
Not only is it within the power of God to restore Israel, Paul also tells us that it is within the purpose of God to restore Israel.
Paul has left no question that God will fulfill His promises to Israel. God will restore Israel, for it is God’s purpose to restore Israel. God planned these events from the foundations of time, and nothing that man has done, or can do, will change God’s plan and purpose. God chose Israel to be His channel of truth and righteousness to the world, and that is what they will be when He restores them.
What is God’s purpose in restoring Israel? It is to show His power and His glory to a world that has rejected Him. He is telling the world that there is but one true God, and that He alone is deserving of our worship.