Wednesday, 10 July 2019
Luke 2:32 ... a light for revelation to the Gentiles, and for glory to your people Israel.
God's salvation will be a revelation for all the nations of the world. They haven't known about it and weren't waiting for it, but the child that Simeon has been will be a light to reveal God's salvation to the peoples. More, God's salvation will be for the glory of His already chosen people, Israel. The Scriptures will be confirmed and fulfilled; Israel will turn to God as a nation and live in a way that honours and blesses Him. We do not yet see all this in its fullness, but we have the word:
Romans 11:28-29 As regards the gospel, Israel are enemies of God for your sake. But as regards election, they are beloved for the sake of their forefathers. For the gifts and the calling of God are irrevocable.
God will bring it about and accomplish this for He never gives up and Israel will be uniquely a sign and a triumph for God and His grace.