Israel soon adopted the pagan ways of the nations within and around them, becoming even worse. God would not allow them to remain in His land and scattered them around the world. BUT they went with His promise to give them another chance and one day bring them back.
“Thus says the Lord, the God of Israel: ‘Like these good figs, so will I acknowledge those who are carried away captive from Judah, whom I have sent out of this place for their own good, into the land of the Chaldeans. For I will set My eyes on them for good, and I will bring them back to this land; I will build them and not pull them down, and I will plant them and not pluck them up.
Tomorrow we will read the rest of this passage and promise.
THANK GOD FOR HIS ENDURING PROMISE TO THE JEWISH PEOPLE.
[Prayers stuck into crevices of the Western Wall]
[Photo by Kenneth Berg]