April 20: God is Israel’s Protector

Deuteronomy 7:17-24

 “If you should say in your heart, ‘These nations are greater than I; how can I dispossess them?’— you shall not be afraid of them, but you shall remember well what the Lord your God did to Pharaoh and to all Egypt: the great trials which your eyes saw, the signs and the wonders, the mighty hand and the outstretched arm, by which the Lord your God brought you out. So shall the Lord your God do to all the peoples of whom you are afraid. Moreover the Lord your God will send the hornet among them until those who are left, who hide themselves from you, are destroyed. You shall not be terrified of them; for the Lord your God, the great and awesome God, is among you. And the Lord your God will drive out those nations before you little by little; you will be unable to destroy them at once, lest the beasts of the field become too numerous for you. But the Lord your God will deliver them over to you, and will inflict defeat upon them until they are destroyed. And He will deliver their kings into your hand, and you will destroy their name from under heaven; no one shall be able to stand against you until you have destroyed them.

God is Israel’s Defender, Commander in Chief and Protector. Though some may fall in battle, the nation will never cease to exist.

PRAY THAT GOD WILL HAVE MERCY ON ISRAEL’S ENEMIES AND BRING THEM TO SALVATION. 

[Yemen Moshe, a section of Jerusalem]

20 Yemen Moshe, 1891

[Photo by Kenneth Berg]

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