Because there’s grace

Israel was delivered from bondage.

“Then I will take you for my people and I will be your God; and you shall know that I am the Lord your God, who brought you out from under the burdens of the Egyptians.” (Exodus 6:7)

God took them and called them, “My people.” In case you haven’t heard, or perhaps you have forgotten, the Jews are His people. That’s because of a promise God made to a man whose wife was barren. God didn’t have to promise. He did because this man pleased Him, something that is impossible to do without faith.

“For without faith it is impossible to please God, because anyone who comes to Him must believe that He exists and that He rewards those who earnestly seek him.” (Hebrews 11:6)  So, God made a promise, and Israel promised to be faithful. Well, the short and the quick of it? Vows were broken over and over until God had enough of their infidelity. First there was a divorce, and finally they were kicked out of the house when they rejected His Son.

God was really mad this time. Now they were destined to wander for ages with famine of God’s word and without His blessings. Their judgement has been severe. The time has come for their return, a promise will be kept. But not before God’s wrath is vented on those who will not repent.

Praise God, Abraham, BECAUSE THERE’S GRACE! The Lord our God will give “all Israel” a new heart. (Ezekiel 11:19, 36:26; Jeremiah 31:31-40, Romans 9:6, 25-26, 11:26; Hebrews 8:10)

Pray for the peace of Jerusalem. You will be praying for Jesus’ return.