October 2

Isaiah 66:1-24; Philippians 3:4-21; Psalm 74:1-23; Proverbs 24:15-16

God loves Israel. There is no questioning it. God called out a people to be His very own, special people. Often we talk about how we as Christians are engrafted into this family line, which is true but we cannot ignore that the Jewish people, and the land of Israel are precious to God.

God says that He will treat Israel like a mother treats a child but she will remain blessed and prosperous forever. And, when Jesus returns, He will return in Jerusalem. With all the political posturing and threats against Israel, it is a good reminder that no earthly nation has been assigned Israel’s protector but God. All of Israel’s allies may stand with her but God has taken a personal interest in Israel’s protection.

Our responsibility is to pray for the peace of Jerusalem. “This is what the Lord says: ‘I will give Jerusalem a river of peace and prosperity. The wealth of the nations will flow to her.'”

Take some time today and pray for the peace, protection and prosperity of Israel. God will multiply blessings to you for this.

Tomorrow’s Reading: Jeremiah 1:1-2:30; Philippians 4:1-23; Psalm 75:1-10; Proverbs 24:17-20

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