May 8: Jacob’s Trouble: God’s unique relationship with Israel.

Vengeance for Zion’s cause

God has a unique relationship with Israel. This relationship has been a blessing and privilege but as we’ve seen, it also demands great responsibility. 

The Lord God of Israel considers this relationship very personal. Israel and the Jewish people are the “apple of His eye.” 

Deuteronomy 32:9-11

For the Lord’s portion is His people;
Jacob is the place of His inheritance.

“He found him in a desert land
And in the wasteland, a howling wilderness;
He encircled him, He instructed him,
He kept him as the apple of His eye.
As an eagle stirs up its nest,
Hovers over its young,
Spreading out its wings, taking them up,
Carrying them on its wings,

God takes very personally any attack on the Jewish people!

Isaiah 34:8

For it is the day of the Lord’s vengeance,

The year of recompense for the cause of Zion. (NKJV)

 

PRAY FOR THE PEACE OF JERUSALEM AS BOTH JEWS AND GENTILES HONOR GOD’S UNQIUE RELATIONSHIP WITH ISRAEL.

Don Gaetano Tantalo of Tagliacozzo Alto, Italy, not only hid seven members of the Orvieto and Pacifici families, but went out of his way to enable them to perform the Jewish rituals. They lived with him in the parish house and he told the villagers they were relatives. He helped them also celebrate Shabbat and Passover by providing whatever was needed,

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