November 25: God’s unique relationship with Israel, Israel’s redemption and salvation

Call to Repentance

Even before Israel entered the Promised Land, God warned them that He would exile them from the Land if they rebelled and broke His covenant.  Despite His warning, Israel continued to sin.  King Solomon knew there would come a day when God would have to punish the people.

Therefore, when the King dedicated the Temple, he prayed God would give grace and redemption when the people would repent and turn back to Him with all their heart.

1 Kings 8: 46-50

“When they sin against You (for there is no one who does not sin), and You become angry with them and deliver them to the enemy, and they take them captive to the land of the enemy, far or near;  yet when they come to themselves in the land where they were carried captive, and repent, and make supplication to You in the land of those who took them captive, saying, ‘We have sinned and done wrong, we have committed wickedness’;  and when they return to You with all their heart and with all their soul in the land of their enemies who led them away captive, and pray to You toward their land which You gave to their fathers, the city which You have chosen and the temple which I have built for Your name:  then hear in heaven Your dwelling place their prayer and their supplication, and maintain their cause, and forgive Your people who have sinned against You, and all their transgressions which they have transgressed against You;

PRAY FOR ISRAEL TO REPENT, REJECT ALL FALSE TEACHERS AND TURN TO GOD WITH ALL HER HEART. 

Mt Arbel from the Mount of Beatitudes

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