Before the coming of Christ (and even today, without Christ) the Hebrews were oppressed and fearful. They had to believe in the teachings and pronouncements of their priests and rabbis and proclaim, “I put my trust in God.”
In Jeremiah, again, God assures the Hebrews, “they (their enemies) will not prevail against you for I am with you.”
John 4: 27–42
Finally, however, with the coming of Christ to all mankind we can all truly rejoice in the fulfillment of God’s promises to the Hebrews. For Christ said, “My food is to do the will of Him who sent me and to complete his work.” Now the Word of God walks among us, experiences our sufferings and persecution and gives credibility to God’s promises to the Hebrews throughout the ages—promises of salvation to those who follow His commandments and live a life modeled after the teachings of Christ.
Lucy Byrd Pegau