The God of Israel so loves Israel; He calls her the “apple of His eye.” Try to imagine how His heart must break to watch His Beloved suffer. Like a loving parent who must discipline a child, He knows what is best despite His personal pain.
“Then it shall come to pass, when you are multiplied and increased in the land in those days,” says the Lord, “that they will say no more, ‘The ark of the covenant of the Lord.’ It shall not come to mind, nor shall they remember it, nor shall they visit it, nor shall it be made anymore.
“At that time Jerusalem shall be called The Throne of the Lord, and all the nations shall be gathered to it, to the name of the Lord, to Jerusalem. No more shall they follow the dictates of their evil hearts.
“In those days the house of Judah shall walk with the house of Israel, and they shall come together out of the land of the north to the land that I have given as an inheritance to your fathers.
PRAY FOR ISRAEL TO REMEMBER GOD’S FAITHFULNESS AND TURN TO HIM WITH WHOLE HEARTS.