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Verse of the Day (February 7, 2020)

Verse of the Day (February 7, 2020) #BMSeminary – God will utterly save his people (vv. 1–3; Rom. 11:11–12). The new song announced in Psalm 96 is “remixed” here with a reminder that Israel is an essential partner in God’s missional expansion to the Gentiles (Ps. 67:1–2). God reiterates that he is conducting a great international campaign of redemption. He will make his salvation known even to the Gentiles, while remembering his loving kindness to the Jews. As Paul the apostle would later say, “Oh, the depth of the riches and wisdom and knowledge of God!” (Rom. 11:33). Their mission strategy will be unconventional. God will conquer the nations through the worship of his people (Ps. 98:4–6). As others see the enthusiasm, energy, and sense of expectation, they will be attracted to God’s reality (1 Cor. 14:24–25). But if they are going to be convinced of God’s greatness, the redeemed must worship with glad enthusiasm. The shouts of Old Testament worshipers could sometimes be heard far away (2 Chron. 29:25–30; Ezek. 3:10–13). Not only do God’s people testify to the reality of the fall and redemption, the creation does as well (Ps. 98:7–9). The world was crafted by God to be the arena of redemption (Eph. 3:9–10). Nature then helps tell the story and will someday announce when it is complete (Rom. 8:19–23). God will fully restore this fallen world, all through the work of his Son. (Gospel Transformation Study Bible)

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