Like a Pilgrim, I ponder my journey; I look at the beauty Yeshua created as the narrow path. Recognizing few will view this spiritual splendour as they walk a different path by choice. What comes to mind and must be considered and remembered is those walking righteously in Yeshua’s light are adopted into the family of Israel, and the covenant offered to them.
The thought which comes to mind is best described in Romans 1:20 For the invisible things of God.
That even when they were not under the direction and correction of the word of God, yet they might have known, and should have known, to do better by the works of God, Acts 14:17.
Though the Gentiles had not the statutes and judgments that the Jews had to witness for God against all pretenders, notables of testimony or tabernacle of testimony, yet he left not himself without a witness besides the witness for God within them (the dictates of natural conscience), they had witnesses for God round about them–the bounty of common providence. Their having no scriptures did in part excuse them, and therefore God did not destroy them for their idolatry, as he did the Jewish nation.
The sovereignty of God should engage, and his all-sufficiency encourage our attendance on him and our expectations from home at all times. Here is the duty we are called to:
1). to praise the Lord, to praise his name, praise home, and again praise him. We must not only thank him for what he has done for us but praise him for what he is in himself and has done for others; take all occasions to speak well of God and to give his truths and ways a good word.
2). Those who have the most reason to praise God who is admitted to his house’s privileges and those who see most reason who there behold his beauty and taste his bounty from them are expected, for to that end they enjoy their places. Who should praise him if they do not?
3). Because of the peculiar priveledges of God’s people (Psalms 135:4): The Lord hath chosen Jacob to Himself, and therefore Jacob is bound to praise him; therefore, God chose a people to himself that they might be unto him for a name and a praise. (Jeremiah 13:11), and therefore Jacob has abundant matter for praise, being thus dignified and distinguished.
Israel is God’s peculiar treasure above all people (Exodus 19:5); they are his Segullah, a people appropriated to him, and that he has delight in, precious in his sight and honourable. For this distinguishing surprising favour, if Jacob’s seed does not praise him, they are the most unworthy ungrateful people under the sun.
Those that have an acquaintance with Yeshua themselves should do all they can to bring others to be acquainted with him. Paul relates; But what things were gain to me those have I counted loss for Yeshua. (Philippians 3:7)
Those things he had counted gain while he was a Pharisee, and which he had before reckoned up, these he counted loss for Yeshua. “I should have reckoned myself an unspeakable loser of, to adhere to them, had I lost my interest in Yeshua.”
He counted them loss not only insufficient to enrich him but also what would certainly impoverish and ruin him, if he trusted them, in opposition to Yeshua. Paul did not persuade any to do anything he had not done himself, nor venture on any bottom, but what he himself had ventured his immortal soul upon. “Yea doubtless and I count all things but loss for the excellency of the knowledge of Yeshua (Jesus Christ) my Lord (Philippians 3:8).
Remember, these messages are given by a humble servant obedient to our Lord Yeshua as a “Watchman.” I pray for all. ”Our Heavenly Father brings us to the river which bringeth forth fruit so we may partake of its sustenance and be filled spiritually with nurturing wisdom, and humble dedication in service to Yeshua.“ “Blessings to All.” As you go forward in peace, knowledge, and strength. In the name of Yeshua, we pray Amen and Amen.