August 31: God’s Unique Relationship with Israel

The Suffering Servant

 There can be no doubt that God is talking about Israel, His first born son.

Isaiah 48:1, 12, 17, 20-21

1“Hear this, O house of Jacob,
Who are called by the name of Israel,
And have come forth from the wellsprings of Judah;
Who swear by the name of the Lord,
And make mention of the God of Israel,
But not in truth or in righteousness.

12 “Listen to Me, O Jacob,
And Israel, My called:
I am He, I am the First,
I am also the Last.

17 Thus says the Lord, your Redeemer,
The Holy One of Israel:
“I am the Lord your God,
Who teaches you to profit,
Who leads you by the way you should go.


20 
Go forth from Babylon!
Flee from the Chaldeans!
With a voice of singing,
Declare, proclaim this,
Utter it to the end of the earth;
Say, “The Lord has redeemed
His servant Jacob!”
21 And they did not thirst
When He led them through the deserts;
He caused the waters to flow from the rock for them;
He also split the rock, and the waters gushed out.

PRAY FOR YOUR CHURCH TO TEACH SCRIPTURE WITHIN ITS HISTORICAL CONTEXT, RECOGNIZING GOD’S UNIQUE RELATIONSHIP WITH ISRAEL.

Girl with sunflowers, Israel 1950’s

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