Amos 3:1-2; 13-14a
Hear this word that the Lord has spoken against you, O children of Israel, against the whole family which I brought up from the land of Egypt, saying:
“You only have I known of all the families of the earth; therefore I will punish you for all your iniquities.”…
“Hear and testify against the house of Jacob,” says the Lord God, the God of hosts,
“That in the day I punish Israel for their transgressions…”
When we pray for God’s plans and purposes for Israel we must recognize and accept His warnings of discipline. We recognize that Israel has been through hundreds of years of pain and suffering, but God will never give her up. The question that we, who love Israel, must ask: “How much more will God have to discipline Israel before she turns to God and His Messiah?”
PRAY ISRAEL WILL EMBRACE GOD’S PUNISHMENT, AND SEEK HIS FACE OF MERCY AND GRACE.