Israel rejected Jesus as the Messiah.
He was in their temple, their marketplaces and their homes; yet many didn’t embrace Him as Lord. The moment had come and gone for the introduction of the promised King…and the majority chose not to follow. For that reason, Paul said their branch was “broken off” and a new one grafted in. However, the Bible also says they can be grafted in again upon turning to belief in Christ (Romans 11:17-24).
There was a clear change in direction with the birth of the Church, but not a total rejection of His chosen people. His hand was righteously firm, but without a spite-filled vindictive attitude. God’s ways are higher than ours and so are His actions. Paul summed it up this way:
“Oh, the depth of the riches both of the wisdom and knowledge of God! How unsearchable are His judgments and His ways past finding out!” –Romans 11:33 NKJV
He’s beyond our ability to completely define, but is always consistent in character. That means, growing as a disciple is more about learning His nature, than about “figuring Him out”.
So, how do you pray? Is it for answers, or do you desire a conversation? Knowing Christ is about fellowship. Are you listening too, or just talking? Unsearchable…oh the depths.