“For you are a holy people to the Lord your God; the Lord your God has chosen you to be a people for His own possession out of all the peoples who are on the face of the earth.
The Lord did not set His love on you nor choose you because you were more in number than any of the peoples, for you were the fewest of all peoples, but because the Lord loved you and kept the oath which He swore to your forefathers, the Lord brought you out by a mighty hand and redeemed you from the house of slavery, from the hand of Pharaoh king of Egypt.
Know therefore that the Lord your God, He is God, the faithful God, who keeps His covenant and His lovingkindness to a thousandth generation with those who love Him and keep His commandments;” Deuteronomy 7: 6-9
The Jews are God’s chosen people, not because they are so great and wonderful, but because God chose to set His affection on them. He loved them because He loves them.
So what has happened today. We learn in Romans 11: 1-2
” I say then, God has not rejected His people, has He? May it never be! For I too am an Israelite, a descendant of Abraham, of the tribe of Benjamin. God has not rejected His people whom He foreknew.”
No He has not rejected His chosen people and even today just as God told Elijah, there is always a remnant. But in our time under the New Covenant established in the blood of Jesus, God is working through the Church and calling Gentiles into His kingdom. We are told what is happening as Paul continues in Romans 11: 25-27
” For I do not want you, brethren, to be uninformed of this mystery—so that you will not be wise in your own estimation—that a partial hardening has happened to Israel until the fullness of the Gentiles has come in; and so all Israel will be saved; just as it is written,
“The Deliverer will come from Zion,
He will remove ungodliness from Jacob.”
‘This is My covenant with them,
When I take away their sins.’ ”
Paul describes the Jews as broken off olive branches during the time of the Gentiles and then at the proper time, God will turn back to the Jews and all Israel will be saved.
And Paul continues with verses 28-29 “From the standpoint of the gospel they are enemies for your sake, but from the standpoint of God’s choice they are beloved for the sake of the fathers; 29 for the gifts and the calling of God are irrevocable.”
God is faithful and He is a God who cannot lie. What He promised Abraham in Genesis 12: 1-3
“Now the Lord said to Abram,
“Go forth from your country,
And from your relatives
And from your father’s house,
To the land which I will show you;
And I will make you a great nation,
And I will bless you,
And make your name great;
And so you shall be a blessing;
And I will bless those who bless you,
And the one who curses you I will curse.
And in you all the families of the earth will be blessed.”
All this God is working out according to His plans and His purpose and all his good pleasure and He will bring it to pass.
“For I am God, and there is no other;
I am God, and there is no one like Me,
Declaring the end from the beginning,
And from ancient times things which have not been done,
Saying, ‘My purpose will be established,
And I will accomplish all My good pleasure’;
Calling a bird of prey from the east,
The man of My purpose from a far country.
Truly I have spoken; truly I will bring it to pass.
I have planned it, surely I will do it.”
Isaiah 46: 9-11
“I have planned it, surely I will do it.’ We can trust Him to accomplish all He has set out to do in history and in our own lives as His followers.