Bible Notes on “Will You Acknowledge the One the World Rejects?”

     – Psalm 2 has 12 verses.  This Hebrew song paints of picture of how the world rejects God and His Anointed.  The Hebrew word for “Anointed” in the second verse is the same word that is elsewhere in the Old Testament translated “Messiah” and in the New Testament as “Christ.”

     – In John 1:26, John the Baptist announces Jesus by telling the people that there is someone (Jesus) among them that they do not know.  Oh, they may have known Him according to the flesh – He was that carpenter’s son from Nazareth.  But they did not truly know Him – they did not know who He was.  That statement rings with meaning even today for among us stands One whom the world does not know or recognize.  He is the God of heaven and earth, and He is ignored as if He were nonexistent, absent, or irrelevant.

     – Proverbs 3:5-6 are well worth meditating, and even memorizing for further meditation.  Even though these words were written hundreds of years before Jesus of Nazareth was born, they speak most eloquently of Him.  The words had meaning to the ancient Israelites because they spoke to them about their God – and all the more so when Jesus appeared to revealed the fullness of God’s character.

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