Why Paul went to the Jews first and immediately thereafter, using Acts 13 as an example, went to the Gentiles, was to provoke the Jews to jealousy….
“They have moved me to jealousy with that which is not God; they have provoked me to anger with their vanities: and I will move them to jealousy with those which are not a people; I will provoke them to anger with a foolish nation.” ~ Deuteronomy 32:21
“But I say, Did not Israel know? First Moses saith, I will provoke you to jealousy by them that are no people, and by a foolish nation I will anger you.” ~ Romans 10:19
“If by any means I may provoke to emulation them which are my flesh, and might save some of them.” ~ Romans 11:14
Reason: in order for some of them to be saved.
Today, God is the God of all men, not only the God of the nation of Israel.
© Audrey Henry – 7 September 2018