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I'm a Jew

(#024 from Suffer Well Devotional Series©)

I say then, have they stumbled that they should fall? Certainly not! But through their fall, to provoke THEM to jealousy, salvation has come to the Gentiles. Now if their fall is riches for the world, and their failure riches for the Gentiles, how much more their fullness! (Romans 11:11-12)

Your testament that causes you to become most zealous,

Your goal of which it testifies is to make Jews so jealous.

You tell me you have the scriptural truth;

And yet, you rename our Messiah "Hey Zeus!"

If that’s not enough, let’s look at your Sabbath,

Pick a day, any day; is that what you have for us?

Have you not studied your feasts and celebrations?

They’re filled with traditions from demons and pagans.

Some of us sense what’s missing; it’s sad;

That you sell your savior like a marketable fad.

I am a Jew; and I wait for the Hebrew Messiah;

How can I trust that to Him you will guide us?

Perhaps you'll consider and listen to me;

I have things to offer, a rich history.

Does your own book teach you were sent the man Saul;

Who was transformed by Jesus who He then renamed Paul?

If the Jewish Messiah was sent to your people,

Did He teach in the synagogues, or churches with steeples?

I’m a Jew and my temple and my sacrifices ceased;

So I’ve watched some of you, and I covet your peace.

I could believe based on just what I've seen,

The one you call Messiah is true savior and King.

Perhaps I'll look past you and back to His days;

To make Him my savior and keep Jewish ways.

I’m “them” from your testament and I’m looking at you,

To provoke me to jealousy, but to do so…be true!

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