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Christ's Promise Keeping Purpose
Romans 15:8-12
Christ has kept God's OT promises so that God would be shown to be truthful an that the Gentiles might worship God for his mercy
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Published June 5th, 2017
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For I tell you that Christ became a servant to the circumcised
to show God’s truthfulness,
Purpose of v.8a
in order to confirm the promises given to the patriarchs,
Reason and Product of v.8b
and in order that the Gentiles might glorify God for his mercy.
As it is written, “Therefore I will praise you among the Gentiles, and sing to your name.”
OT Promises Kept by fulfillment of v.9a
And again it is said, “Rejoice, O Gentiles, with his people.”
And again, “Praise the Lord, all you Gentiles, and let all the peoples extol him.”
And again Isaiah says, “The root of Jesse will come, even he who arises to rule the Gentiles; in him will the Gentiles hope.”
Christ's purpose in becoming a servant to the circumcised was that he might show God to be truthful.
The reason he aimed to show God to be truthful was to keep the promises given to the patriarchs; and that the Gentiles might glorify God for his mercy. This was also the result of his promise keeping. His aim and fruit was the keeping of God's promises and the worship of the Gentiles.
Christ has kept the Old Testament promises made to both Israel and the Gentiles. Proving God to be a promise keeping God and enabling the worship of God by Gentiles for His mercy.
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Romans 15:8-12
Christ the Hope of Jews and Gentiles 8 For I tell you that Christ c became a servant to the circumcised to show God’s truthfulness, in order d to confirm the promises given to the patriarchs, 9 and in order e that the Gentiles might glorify God for his mercy. As it is written, f “Therefore I will praise you among the Gentiles, and sing to your name.” 10 And again it is said, g “Rejoice, O Gentiles, with his people.” 11 And again, h “Praise the Lord, all you Gentiles, and let all the peoples extol him.” 12 And again Isaiah says, i j “The root of Jesse will come, even he who arises to rule the Gentiles; k in him will the Gentiles hope.”
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