January 9: The Nations

Isaiah 60:10-14

“The sons of foreigners shall build up your walls, 
and their kings shall minister to you; 
for in My wrath I struck you, 
but in My favor I have had mercy on you.

Therefore your gates shall be open continually; 
they shall not be shut day or night, 
that men may bring to you the wealth of the Gentiles, 
and their kings in procession.

For the nation and kingdom which will not serve you shall perish, 
and those nations shall be utterly ruined.

 “The glory of Lebanon shall come to you, 
the cypress, the pine, and the box tree together, 
to beautify the place of My sanctuary; 
and I will make the place of My feet glorious.

Also the sons of those who afflicted you
 shall come bowing to you, 
and all those who despised you shall fall prostrate at the soles of your feet;
 and they shall call you The City of the Lord,
 Zion of the Holy One of Israel.

This promise will seem unfair if you do not understand the character of God.  God does not have favorites, although He does have a special relationship with Israel.  It is important to remember that this relationship is totally based in His faithfulness and Israel’s obedience AND it’s for His glory.  Furthermore God wants to bless the nations who will share in Israel’s blessings.

 

PRAY YOUR NATION WILL OBEY GOD AS HE FULFILLS HIS PROMISES TO ISRAEL.

Crusader Sea Wall 

 

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