June 20: Jacob’s Trouble – The Nations

Curse on Ammon

God says that He will “’curse’ those who ‘curse’ Israel” (Genesis 12:3).  Although the same English word is used, the Hebrew makes a distinction.  God will “punish severely” those who “make light,” of Israel, or make fun of, or treat with disrespect.  

Ammon was punished “simply” because they raised their voices to mock Israel.  God considers our words against Israel just as offensive as our actions.

Ezekiel 25: 1-7

The word of the Lord came to me, saying, “Son of man, set your face against the Ammonites, and prophesy against them. Say to the Ammonites, ‘Hear the word of the Lord God! Thus says the Lord God: “Because you said, ‘Aha!’ against My sanctuary when it was profaned, and against the land of Israel when it was desolate, and against the house of Judah when they went into captivity, indeed, therefore, I will deliver you as a possession to the men of the East, and they shall set their encampments among you and make their dwellings among you; they shall eat your fruit, and they shall drink your milk.  And I will make Rabbah a stable for camels and Ammon a resting place for flocks. Then you shall know that I am the Lord.”

‘For thus says the Lord God: “Because you clapped your hands, stamped your feet, and rejoiced in heart with all your disdain for the land of Israel, indeed, therefore, I will stretch out My hand against you, and give you as plunder to the nations; I will cut you off from the peoples, and I will cause you to perish from the countries; I will destroy you, and you shall know that I am the Lord.”

PRAY THAT GOD WILL REVEAL ANY SPIRIT OF ANTI-ISRAEL FEELINGS IN YOUR OWN HEART OR IN THE HEARTS OF THOSE AROUND YOU.

Israel My Glory, Yad Vashem

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