" Let no foreigner who has joined himself to the Lord say, 'The Lord will surely exclude me

Righteousness by ethnicity runs deep in the human psyche, but not in God's. Here those who are not descendants of Abraham are assured that they will be counted among the Lord's people on grounds of faith in the Lord. According to the law, Eunuchs were to be excluded from the congregation; they were not allowed to be priests (Leviticus 21:20 and they were not seen as useful males because they could not produce offspring. God's love is so much wider and his heart so much more open to everyone, than even his own people know.

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