For our appeal does not spring from error or impurity or any attempt to deceive, but just as we have been approved by God to be entrusted with the gospel, so we speak, not to please man, but to please God who tests our hearts.
So now finish doing it as well, so that your readiness in desiring it may be matched by your completing it out of what you have. For if the readiness is there, it is acceptable according to what a person has, not according to what he does not have.
I will appoint Peace as your overseer and Righteousness as your taskmaster. Violence shall no more be heard in your land, devastation or destruction within your borders; you shall call your walls Salvation, and your gates Praise.
Maintain justice, and do what is right, for soon my salvation will come, and my deliverance be revealed.
ACAD, Proverbs 14, accepted
Giving and receiving the blessing of acceptance. **Esau said, “What do you mean by all this company that I met?” Jacob answered, “To find favor in the sight of my lord.” But Esau said, “I have enough, my brother; keep what you have for yourself.”**
If we give bountiful gifts, will we not be accepted? Expecting acceptance and forgiveness based on what we have to give. **”You shall say the same thing to Esau when you find him, and you shall say, ‘Moreover, your servant Jacob is behind us.'” For he thought, “I may appease him with the present that goes ahead of me, and afterward I shall see his face. Perhaps he will accept me.”**
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Israel’s rejection of God leads to salvation for the world. “For if their rejection is the reconciliation of the world, what will their acceptance be but life from the dead!”
God promises to bring Israel back to Him and restore them as if they had never been rejected. “Though I scattered them among the nations, yet in far countries they shall remember me, and with their children they shall live and return.”