Give your body to be the skin God lives in
Exodus 13-15/Romans 10-12
13:16 Again I say, this ceremony will be like a mark branded on your hands or your forehead. It is a visible reminder that it was the LORD who brought you out of Egypt with great power.
10:13-14 For anyone who calls on the name of the Lord will be saved. But how can they call on him to save them unless they believe in him? And how can they believe in him if they have never heard about him? And how can they hear about him unless someone tells them?
11:32 For God has imprisoned all people in their own disobedience so he could have mercy on everyone.
12:1-2 And so, dear brothers and sisters, I plead with you to give your bodies to God. Let them be a living and holy sacrifice–the kind he will accept. When you think of what he has done for you, is this too much to ask? Don’t copy the behavior and customs of this world, but let God transform you into a new person by changing the way you think. Then you will know what God wants you to do, and you will know how good and pleasing and perfect his will really is.
OT Flash Points
Bitterness is healed with a “branch”
NT Flash Points
Concerning Israel, “Full number of Gentiles”
See Luke 21:24
God orchestrated the whole of history so that He could show mercy toward everyone
Chapters 11–12 a very strong message to anti-Israel Nazis among us
Right where you are today, receive Jesus’ Spirit by obedience to Him
Grow where you are put
God’s love is the very love we long for
That is a clear explanation for our need for love that exceeds what any human being can give
Jesus really is the way
He is God’s love in human skin