December 2: God’s unique relationship with Israel

From its birth Israel was created to be unique among nations. She is, at the same time: a nation, a people, a religion and a land. Jerusalem and the Temple was the jewel, the proof of her unique relationship with God.

Nehemiah 1:3-4

And they said to me, “The survivors who are left from the captivity in the province are there in great distress and reproach. The wall of Jerusalem is also broken down, and its gates are burned with fire.”

So it was, when I heard these words that I sat down and wept, and mourned for many days; I was fasting and praying before the God of heaven.

In Nehemiah’s day, the issue was the rebuilding of Jerusalem. Today Israel is back in the land, but the Jewish people are still fighting to restore and rebuild the land as promised to Abraham, Isaac and Jacob. Today the Temple Mount is the most fought over piece of real estate in the world!

PRAY THAT ISRAEL WILL RECOGNIZE AND BELIEVE THEIR PROPHETS AND ACCEPT THEIR UNIQUE RELATIONSHIP WITH GOD

Dried fruit sold in the shuk, the outdoor market.
Dried fruit sold in the shuk, the outdoor market.

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