The Book of Romans Part 9 & 10
We find a great wealth of practical teaching in the Book of Romans. It is like a miniature Bible in that it contains most of the doctrines found throughout the whole Bible, bringing us back to the fundamentals, back to the arms of our Creator. It is a book that can and will “restore the joy of your salvation”, something David yearned for in Psalm 51:12. It is a book about Jews and Gentiles and their symbiotic relationship. In Romans, Paul uses the word “Israel” 10 times, the word “Jew” more often in this book than in all his other epistles while the word “Law” is mentioned 51 times. This is why an understanding of who the Jews were and are and who the Gentiles are in relation to the plan of God is imperative to in understanding this book. Why? Because this Jewish/Gentile relationship will come out in almost every chapter of the Book of Romans.
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Chapter 5 of Numbers made open and public internal sin and now, having dealt with that, God continues to stress holiness, offering each person, man or woman the opportunity to be set apart, to become, if you will, a Nazirite and to be dedicated to the service of God. Though not from the Levitical priesthood, here was the opportunity to demonstrate a holy living which would set them apart from the others. In that respect Lord, we want to be pious and separate ourselves from the world; yes to live in it but not to be part of it. Yes, the hair had to left long and yes, you couldn’t eat even the peel of a grape and yes, you couldn’t touch a corpse. We too must be different from the world. Instead of our hair, let’s let our love grow long and strong, let us rejoice in the vineyard of God’s harvest and let us not touch sin because it is the seed of death. Let us now live in the freedom of serving and dedicating our lives to You. We pray you will be blessed as you listen to the New Year's message in the Book of Numbers (our current study series at Beth Ariel Congregation) with Messianic leader, Jacques Isaac Gabizon, shalom.