We have been looking, over the past week, how God manifests Himself as His human branches...through which God is made visible. In Old Testament days, His final revelation of who He truly is – love and nothing else – had not been clearly manifested to all. But He had manifested Himself in holiness, safety, prosperity, wisdom, and mercy but not fully as Love.
Even those who obeyed and trusted Him in a personal or natural way could see God acting with and through them. These men and women of the Old Testament are called the 'great cloud of witnesses' (see Hebrews 11-12:1). In their various ways, they manifested the Living God and His abilities made visible through people who trusted Him.
In the end, all we are called to do is trust Him to accomplish His word through us as He pleases and in the way He chooses and always right on time.