Two Kinds of Branches
Even just 75 years ago, talking about the nation of Israel would have made no sense to anyone because that nation did not exist. However, in 1948, the nation of Israel was established, and this was in fulfillment of Scripture. What some people thought impossible and unbelievable took place then. Since then, God has been planting the Jews back in their own land never to be uprooted again. God is doing something in Israel and we need to pay attention to it. As we see in our text today, the apostle Paul has been appointed by God to help Israel be jealous to gain God's favor again. So, today, I want us to examine what this passage is talking about.