"Your People Will Be My People"
Followers of Christ are called to bless the Jewish people (Genesis 12:3) and maintain a walk with Christ that causes them to be jealous and want their Jewish Messiah (Romans10:19). Many Jews do not realize that Jesus is Jewish and loves them. They also do not realize that they do not need to give up their Jewish roots to trust in Messiah. Messiah came for the lost sheep of Israel. Are you loving Christ so much that the Jewish people are becoming jealous of your relationship with their Messiah?
We are to be integrated with the Jewish believers, be grafted into their roots, bless them and be one family with themuFollowers of Christ are called to bless the Jewish people.
Paul cautions us in Romans 11:20-21: "You will say then, 'Branches were broken off that I might be grafted in.' Well said. Because of unbelief they were broken off, and you stand by faith. Do not be haughty, but fear. For if God did not spare the natural branches, he may not spare you either."
There will come a day when God "will pour on the house of David and on the inhabitants of Jerusalem the Spirit of grace and supplication; then they will look on Me whom they have pierced; they will mourn for Hiim as one mourns for his only son, and grieve for Him as one grieves for a firstborn" (Zechariah 12:10). In the end of days..."all Israel will be saved, as it is written: 'The Deliverer will come out of Zion, and He will turn away ungodliness from Jacob; for this is My covenant with them, when I take away their sins'" (Romans 11:26-27).
God will, without a doubt, continue with His plan for the Jewish people. While He is doing this, He has asked us to bless them and love them. If you are a Gentile Christian, you have been grafted into an olive tree...a tree with Jewish roots, intended to support you.
Paul is reminding Gentile Christians that trusting God also means joining His people. It is no different now than it was with Ruth:
Gentile Christians have joined Israel - not the reverse.