Treasury of Scripture Knowledge
What if some did not have faith? Will their faithlessness nullify the faithfulness of God?
I ask, then, has God rejected his people? Certainly not! I myself am an Israelite, a descendant of Abraham, a member of the tribe of Benjamin.
Heaven and earth will pass away, but my words will not pass away.
If he called them gods, to whom the word of God came (and the Scripture cannot be broken),
2 Timothy 2:13
if we are faithless, he remains faithful, for he cannot deny himself.
So when God desired to show more convincingly to the heirs of the promise the unchangeable character of his purpose, he interposed with an oath,
They are not
For he is not a real Jew who is one outwardly, nor is true circumcision something outward and in the flesh.
And he is also the father of the circumcised who are not only circumcised but who also walk in the footsteps of the faith which our father Abraham had before he was circumcised.
Jesus saw Nathanael coming toward him, and said of him, "Behold, an Israelite indeed, in whom is no deceit!"
Peace and mercy be upon all who walk by this rule, upon the Israel of God.