Israel rejected Jesus as the Messiah.

He was in their temple, marketplaces and homes; yet many didn’t embrace Him as Lord. The long-awaited moment had come 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? Or just talking? Unsearchable…oh the depths.

About cchrisholland

...husband, dad, pastor, teacher, and chronic day-dreamer
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