Treasury of Scripture Knowledge
For what if some Jews have proved unfaithful? Shall their faithlessness render God's faithfulness worthless?
I ask then, Has God cast off His People? No, indeed. Why, I myself am an Israelite, of the posterity of Abraham and of the tribe of Benjamin.
Earth and sky will pass away, but it is certain that my words will not pass away.
If those to whom God's word was addressed are called gods (and the Scripture cannot be annulled)
2 Timothy 2:13
"And even if *our* faith fails, He remains true--He cannot prove false to Himself."
In the same way, since it was God's desire to display more convincingly to the heirs of the promise how unchangeable His purpose was,
They are not
For the true Jew is not the man who is simply a Jew outwardly, and true circumcision is not that which is outward and bodily.
and the forefather of the circumcised, namely of those who not merely are circumcised, but also walk in the steps of the faith which our forefather Abraham had while he was as yet uncircumcised.
Jesus saw Nathanael approaching, and said of him, "Look! here is a true Israelite, in whom there is no deceitfulness!"
And all who shall regulate their lives by this principle--may peace and mercy be given to them--and to the true Israel of God.