“I the Lord Have Not Forgotten My People”

D. Kelly Ogden, Andrew C. Skinner

Do we really appreciate the travails, labors, and pains of the Jews in providing us with God’s words? The Jews acquired a tearful past for maintaining their “peculiar” status (Exodus 19:5–6). Historically, Jews in many societies have been criticized, belittled, mocked, and persecuted, yet we would do well to remember that Isaiah, Jeremiah, Amos, Daniel, and Ezekiel were Jews. Peter was a Jew. John the Beloved, James, and Matthew were Jews. Martha, Mary, Lazarus, and Mary Magdalene were Jews. Jesus’ mother, Mary, and his mortal guardian, Joseph, were Jews. Jesus was a Jew.

There are many wonderful Jewish people in our day who courageously uphold the teachings of the Hebrew Bible (the Old Testament). More important, the Lord has not forgotten his own people, and he will hold accountable those who mistreat them.

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