Be Still . . .
Devotionals for Daily Living ©
They were pleased to do it, and indeed they owe it to them. For if the Gentiles have shared in the Jews’ spiritual blessings, they owe it to the Jews to share with them their material blessings.
(Romans 15:27 (NIV))
What do you think of the current situation in Israel?
Do you buy the media’s claims or do you rely on God’s Word for the truth?
Pray for the peace of Jerusalem:
“May those who love you be secure
(Psalms 122:6 (NIV))
Jerusalem and Israel are key to what God has planned for this world. They are so important to God’s plan, that He restored Israel to their land after almost two thousand years of exile. They are so important to God’s plan, that He protected them during the wars that they have faced. They are so important to God’s plan, that He is still protecting them and He will miraculously protect them as things unfold.
Do you stand with Israel?
Think about that question. Think about your answer and what it means to your faith.
Do you believe that God chose Israel to be His people? Do you believe that God has blessed the nations through Israel? Do you believe that what Paul wrote of in Romans is true? The Jewish people are the people through whom God gave the world His Only Begotten Son, Jesus, for our redemption.
Why was Israel chosen to be the nation to bring forth our Lord and Savior, Jesus?
Look at the history of the nation of Israel. It can all be directly traced to the faith of one man, Abraham. Because of Abraham’s faith, God put into motion our redemption. He also put into motion the very things that we now see unfolding.
Is the nation of Israel perfect? Just like any nation, it is run by people and people are far from perfect. Israel, however, has one thing going for it that all other nations of the world do not. They have the promises that God has given. They have the written promises of what will happen. These promises seemed worthless until after World War II. Since that time, God’s promises have always been fulfilled.
We, as the Body of Christ, have been blessed through Israel. We must bless Israel as Paul has instructed.