God's Love for Internationals
After establishing last week that we need to read the Bible with more than just a focus on our own blessing or enrichment, we turn to what the second half of our focus should be: on being a blessing to the nations. We discuss how often the ancient Israelites focused on the fact that they were God's chosen people and forgot that he had chosen them to bear his name to be a witness and to bring enlightenment to the people around them. Jason highlights passages in the scriptures that evidence God's heart for internationals and his concern and care that they be included in His kingdom. In turn, we apply these passages to our own lives and the communities where we have been placed, considering who we might have overlooked unconsciously viewed as unworthy of the kingdom.