Let peoples serve you, and nations bow down to you. Be lord over your brothers, and may your mother’s sons bow down to you. Cursed be everyone who curses you, and blessed be everyone who blesses you!” Genesis 27:29 (ESV)
This is why being Anti Jewish is foolish, it is self destructive. This is like the promise God had made to Abraham
“See, we are going up to Jerusalem. And the Son of Man will be delivered over to the chief priests and scribes, and they will condemn him to death and deliver him over to the Gentiles to be mocked and flogged and crucified, and he will be raised on the third day.” Matthew 20:18–19 (ESV)
Jesus was very aware of what would happen to him, none of it came as a surprise God knows everything, past, present and future… nothing surprises him or is outside his control. Jesus suffering, death and resurrection was not a tragedy, it was God’s great victory.
It shall not be so among you. But whoever would be great among you must be your servant, and whoever would be first among you must be your slave, even as the Son of Man came not to be served but to serve, and to give his life as a ransom for many.” Matthew 20:26–28 (ESV)
To lead like Jesus in God’s kingdom we should joyfully serve God and others from a sincere heart
And the blind and the lame came to him in the temple, and he healed them. Matthew 21:14 (ESV)
Once Jesus had cleared the temple of the traders (reminds me of today’s prosperity gospel etc), then true ministry could take place.
And whatever you ask in prayer, you will receive, if you have faith.” Matthew 21:22 (ESV)
What an awesome promise, Lord help us to not be swallowed up by pragmatism and our own schemes to get things done, please help us to ask in prayer and keep on asking in faith until we receive in accordance with your good will
All the toil of man is for his mouth, yet his appetite is not satisfied. Ecclesiastes 6:7 (ESV)
We will only find satisfaction in Jesus if our appetite is pointed towards him