Much in every way! First of all, they have been entrusted with the very words of God.
Thoughts for Today:In our previous devotion, Paul asked the rhetorical question, "What advantage is there in being a Jew if the Gentiles have now been placed at the same level (in terms of salvation) as the Jews?" He now answers the question, "First of all, they have been entrusted with the very words of God."
For thousands of years, the Jews had the word of God imprinted upon their culture -- within their very nature as His chosen people. Despite this fact Paul tells us in Romans 11:11: "Because of their [the Jews] transgression, salvation has come to the Gentiles to make Israel envious." Some would propose therefore that God is finished with the nation of Israel -- the Jews were merely a Biblical repository. In my opinion, this is not supported by Scripture. God made many promises to the Jews as a people which were uniquely their own and have yet to be fulfilled. God's covenant with Abraham in Genesis 12 is just as valid today as His promise to us in John 3:16. God is not through with the Jews and He certainly is not finished with you and me.
Questions to Ponder:You have been entrusted with the very words of God just like the Jews -- what are you doing with this great gift? Are you reading, studying, and meditating upon it? Are you sharing it with children, friends and strangers? Are you relying upon it?