Our greatest blessing is the gracious provision of the blessings of the New Covenant which Jesus secured for us through His sacrificial death. Of all people this Thanksgiving, Christians have reason to be the most thankful!
What does the Bible say our responsibility is in light of large scale geo-political events? As a pastor, do you have any insight in how to shepherd members of my congregation through this issue?
Most Christians would agree that the Old Covenant mediated by Moses at Mt. Sinai is different than the New Covenant mediated by Jesus through His death at Calvary. That requires a minimum of two divine administrations or dispensations. And if we assume that the eternal state is different from the present church age, we can postulate a third dispensation. If there is a difference between the eternal state and the Messianic Kingdom, then we have a fourth dispensation. One doesn’t have to embrace the full seven dispensations of the Scofield Study Notes to be a “Dispensationalist.”
It is a tragic mistake to blame the Jewish people for the crucifixion of Jesus. True followers of Jesus are encouraged to speak out against this mistaken notion and oppose every expression of anti-Semitism.
How could David best thank God for His intervention in his behalf? How could he let others know how God had delivered him? How could he encourage his fellow Israelites to share in his praise and worship of Almighty God?