For I tell you that Christ became a servant to the circumcised to show God’s truthfulness, in order to confirm the promises given to the patriarchs, and in order that the Gentiles might glorify God for his mercy. As it is written,Romans 15:8-12
“Therefore I will praise you among the Gentiles,
and sing to your name.”
And again it is said,
“Rejoice, O Gentiles, with his people.”
“Praise the Lord, all you Gentiles,
and let all the peoples extol him.”
And again Isaiah says,
“The root of Jesse will come,
even he who arises to rule the Gentiles;
in him will the Gentiles hope.”
It has been said that when I was young I told my Mom that “a promise is a promise” and I still believe that nothing is more important than being truthful.
Paul reminds us of Jesus’ purpose – to show the truthfulness of God (Remember it is impossible for God to lie-Hebrews 6:18) by confirming the promises given since Adam and now we are to rejoice and give God glory for His mercy.
May the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace in believing, so that by the power of the Holy Spirit you may abound in hope.Romans 15:13
We have a reason to sing. A reason to be filled with hope and joy and peace.
God cannot lie. Jesus is the Truth. When we know the Truth, we will be free. Indeed.