Advantage of Being Jewish: Romans 3:1-3
“1) Then what advantage has the Jew? Or what is the benefit of circumcision? 2) Great in every respect. First of all, that they were entrusted with the oracles of God. 3) What then? If some did not believe, their unbelief will not nullify the faithfulness of God, will it?” Romans‬ ‭3:1-3‬
Paul now touches on an important point; “If Jews and Gentiles are both sinful and lost, what is the advantage of being a Jewish?” It is a good question.
It has been said; “To whom much is given, much is also required?” Being Jewish has many advantages. First of all, “they were entrusted with the oracles of God.” The God of Creation not only chose the Jewish people to brith the promised Messiah, He also used them as His channel of revelation to the world.
Gods Word was revealed through Jewish Prophets. They lived out the story of biblical revelation through the pages of Old Testament History. Many Ceremonies like circumcision embodied a picture of the gospel. The Jewish people knew the key stories and many portions were reviewed every year such as the Passover.
I am amazed at the biblical insights Messianic Jews have into the Scriptures. Born-again Jewish people see Jesus throughout the Old Testament and in many Jewish ceremonies. Some even have key insights into end time prophecies by looking at the Jewish calendar.
But Paul goes on to infer another question; “does the rejection Jesus Christ by the Jewish people invalidate the Gospel?” Not at all! It merely proves that everyone is sinful and lost and in need of the Savior. The Gospel is as much needed by the Jewish people as the Gentile. Being “born-again” is a personal matter. Each individual must come to Christ.
Daily Bible Commentary By Terry Baxter: Cofounder of GoServ Global