This week’s book of the week is Walter Kaiser’s Mission in the Old Testament.

Top 5 Thoughts:

  1. God’s original intention was to extend his offering of grace beyond merely the Jewish people to the Gentiles (9).
  2. Blessing had to start somewhere with someone.  God’s purpose in blessing one people was to create an instrument to bless all other nations of the world (20).
  3. Yahweh’s original calling was for every family in the world, even Israel’s enemies, to find salvation with the one true God (50).
  4. God’s rebuke of Jonah’s ungracious attitude is foundational to understanding God’s heart for the nations (69).
  5. Paul’s mission to the Gentiles was not original but founded on the teachings of the Old Testament (77).
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