Becoming a Jew

“And many of the people of the land became Jews: for the fear of the Jews fell upon them.” Esther 8:17b

“And Ruth said, Intreat me not to leave thee, or to return from following after thee: for whither thou goest, I will go: and where thou lodgest, I will lodge: thy people shall be my people, and thy God my God.” Ruth 1:16

Ruth was placing her faith in the God of Abraham, the father of the Jews.

“Therefore it is of faith, that it might be by grace; to the end the promise might be sure to all the seed; not to that only which is of the law, but to that also which is of the faith of Abraham; who is the father of us all, (As it is written, I have made thee a father of many nations,) before him whom he believed, even God, who quickeneth the dead, and calleth those things which be not as though they were. Who against hope believed in hope, that he might become the father of many nations; according to that which was spoken, So shall thy seed be.” Romans 4:16-18

Ruth was not worried about what might lie ahead, because she had come to know the God of the Jews and was trusting in Him. The things of this world were no longer her concern, she had put her faith in the God of the people of Naomi.

“Therefore take no thought, saying, What shall we eat? or, What shall we drink? or, Wherewithal shall we be clothed? (For after all these things do the Gentiles seek:) for your heavenly Father knoweth that ye have need of all these things. But seek ye first the kingdom of God, and his righteousness; and all these things shall be added unto you. Take therefore no thought for the morrow: for the morrow shall take thought for the things of itself. Sufficient unto the day is the evil thereof” Matthew 6:31-34

“For there is no difference between the Jew and the Greek: for the same Lord over all is rich unto all that call upon him. For whosoever shall call upon the name of the Lord shall be saved.” Romans 10:12-13

“Even whom he hath called, not of the Jews only, but also of the Gentiles? As he saith also in Osee, I will call them my people, which were not my people; and her beloved, which was not beloved. And it shall come to pass, that in the place where it was said unto them, Ye are not my people; there shall they be called the children of the living God.” Romans 9:24-26

It’s not about who we are or where we are born, it’s about the faith we place in Jesus Christ and the finished work of Calvary. He came to seek and to save those which were lost, the Jew and Gentile alike.

“For the Son of man is come to seek and to save that which was lost.” Luke 19:10

The work of the cross knows no difference of nationality or race, one day we will all come before the Lord of us all.

“And the Lord shall be king over all the earth: in that day shall there be one Lord, and his name one.” Zechariah 14:9

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