March 1: God’s unique relationship with Israel

Over and over the writers of the Bible repeat God’s promises to Israel.  Most literary genres would never permit such repetition.  But the Bible is inspired and “God-breathed” therefore the repetition reflects God’s concern that we understand His faithful character and sovereignty over Israel and all nations.

2 Chronicles 6:12-17

Then Solomon stood before the altar of the Lord in the presence of all the assembly of Israel, and spread out his hands (for Solomon had made a bronze platform five cubits long, five cubits wide, and three cubits high, and had set it in the midst of the court; and he stood on it, knelt down on his knees before 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 or on earth 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 in My law as you have walked before Me.’ And now, O Lord God of Israel, let Your word come true, which You have spoken to Your servant David.

PRAY FOR ISRAEL AND THE CHURCH TO ACCEPT GOD’S WORD LITERALLY AS TRUTH.

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