When King Solomon dedicated the Temple, he reiterated God’s warning and blessing He gave to his father, King David.
Repeatedly throughout the Old Testament we see God’s caveat, “IF.”
Critics of Israel and proponents in Replacement Theology point to the caveat as proof of God’s rejection of Israel. This claim ignores God’s promise and assurance that His love would never cease for Israel.
God always had and will always have a remnant who remain faithful to Him.
Today we see the fulfillment of the many promises God gave through the Hebrew prophets about Israel’s future.
1 Kings 8:22-25
Then Solomon stood before the altar of the Lord in the presence of all the assembly of Israel, and spread out his hands toward heaven; and he said: “Lord God of Israel, there is no God in heaven above or on earth below like You, who keep Your covenant and mercy with Your servants who walk before You with all their hearts. You have kept what You promised Your servant David my father; You have both spoken with Your mouth and fulfilled it with Your hand, as it is this day. Therefore, Lord God of Israel, now keep what You promised Your servant David my father, saying, ‘You shall not fail to have a man sit before Me on the throne of Israel, only if your sons take heed to their way, that they walk before Me as you have walked before Me.’
PRAY FOR GOD’S REMNANT IN ISRAEL TO REMAIN FAITHFUL.