October 16: God’s Unique Relationship with Israel

Isaiah 54:9-10

 “For this is like the waters of Noah to Me; 
for as I have sworn
 that the waters of Noah would no longer cover the earth,
 so have I sworn
 that I would not be angry with you, nor rebuke you. 

For the mountains shall depart
 and the hills be removed, 
but My kindness shall not depart from you,
 nor shall My covenant of peace be removed,”
 says the Lord, who has mercy on you.

Let’s look at two Hebrew words in the second paragraph translated (in English) as “kindness” and “mercy.”

The first comes from the Hebrew root: חסד [chesed].  This is perhaps the ultimate word for God’s faithful, never ending, unconditional love that based on His covenant – His unshakeable word.

The second root is רחם [racham].  This word describes the deep, indescribable love of a mother to her new-born.

God promises Israel that despite the times of His discipline, His love for her is constant and consistent.  While individuals can enter into a covenant of love, the promise is to only one people group – the nation of Israel.

 

PRAY THAT ISRAEL WILL RECOGNIZE THE PRIVILEGE OF HER UNIQUE RELATIONSHIP WITH GOD

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