How would you like to be called Jeshurun?
The descendants of Israel are called Jeshurun only four times in Scripture. It is derived from a Hebrew root word meaning “upright,” a name of endearment for righteous children. Moses called the children of Israel Jeshurun in Deuteronomy. 32-33 and God calls them by that name in Isaiah 44.
“There is no one like the God of Jeshurun, Who rides the heavens to help you, And in His excellency on the clouds. The eternal God is your refuge, And underneath are the everlasting arms; He will thrust out the enemy before you, And will say, ‘Destroy!” (Deuteronomy 33:26-27) We too are “righteous children” because of Jesus. He is our help and refuge. He is our everlasting shelter. His word is the sword of the Spirit that thrusts our enemy, Satan. Yesh-oo-roon, it doesn’t easily roll off the tongue.
“Then Israel shall dwell in safety, The fountain of Jacob alone, In a land of grain and new wine; His heavens shall also drop dew. Happy are you, O Israel! Who is like you, a people saved by the LORD, the shield of your help and the sword of your majesty! Your enemies shall submit to you, and you shall tear down their high places.” (Deuteronomy 33:28-29) During the millennium Israel will dwell in safety in a land blessed by God. Majesty over their enemies is because God will once again save them. “In that day of great slaughter, when the towers fall, streams of water will flow on every high mountain and every lofty hill.” (Isaiah 30:25)
“But now listen, Jacob, My servant, Israel, whom I have chosen. This is what the LORD says – He who made you, who formed you in the womb, and who will help you: Do not be afraid, Jacob, My servant, Jeshurun, whom I have chosen. For I will pour water on a thirsty land, and streams on the dry ground; I will pour out My Spirit on your offspring, and My blessings on your descendants.” (Isaiah 44:1-3)
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Israel is experiencing a severe drought. Coupled with the thirst of their neighbors, the waters of the Sea of Galilee, Jordan River and the Dead Sea are receding. But, as the dryness increases, God’s Spirit is quenching the thirst of more and more of Israel’s children. The “day of great slaughter” draws closer.
To be continued.