July 3: God’s Relationship with Israel (#2)

This passage is so full of God’s special relationship with His firstborn son, that we are devoting two days to this wonderful truth.

Because of the Holocaust, there are many Jews who believe that God has forsaken them.  Pray urgently that this promise of God will heal that still gaping wound.

These verses must also challenge and silence those in the Church who believe that God has forsaken, abandoned or replaced Israel.   God’s commitment to Israel DESPITE their rejection of Him is proof of His faithful, covenant keeping love (hesed).

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Isaiah 49:13-16: Sing, O heavens!
 Be joyful, O earth!
 And break out in singing, O mountains! 
For the Lord has comforted His people,
 and will have mercy on His afflicted.

But Zion said, “The Lord has forsaken me,
 and my Lord has forgotten me.”

“Can a woman forget her nursing child,
and not have compassion on the son of her womb?
Surely they may forget,
 yet I will not forget you. See, I have inscribed you on the palms of My hands.”

 

Who could forget?

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