o 詩篇 115:3 : 但我們的神在天上，隨自己的意旨行事。
o 羅馬書 9:12-13, 15: 神就對利百加說：「將來大的要服侍小的。」13 正如經上所記：「雅各是我所愛的，以掃是我所惡的。15 因他對摩西說：「我要憐憫誰就憐憫誰，要恩待誰就恩待誰。」
o 以賽亞書 43:10:10 耶和華說：「你們是我的見證，我所揀選的僕人。既是這樣，便可以知道，且信服我，又明白我就是耶和華，在我以前沒有真[a]神，在我以後也必沒有。
o 詩篇 105:23-24: 以色列也到了埃及，雅各在含地寄居。24 耶和華使他的百姓生養眾多……
o 申命記20:16-18: 但這些國民的城，耶和華你神既賜你為業，其中凡有氣息的，一個不可存留，只要照耶和華你神所吩咐的，將這赫人、亞摩利人、迦南人、比利洗人、希未人、耶布斯人都滅絕淨盡，免得他們教導你們學習一切可憎惡的事，就是他們向自己神所行的，以致你們得罪耶和華你們的神。
This week we have been reminding ourselves of the beginning of God’s unique relationship with Israel. Sadly, today much of the world, and even many churches are jealous of Israel and seek to nullify God’s promises and try to reinterpret God’s Word. That theology is called “Replacement” meaning God replaced Israel by the Church. So we need to always remember that God’s choice of Israel was for His purposes and plans. If we condemn or criticize Israel we are rebelling against God.
- God does whatever He pleases
o Psalm 115:3: But our God is in heaven; He does whatever He pleases.
o Romans 9:12-13, 15: It was said to her (Rebekah), “The older shall serve the younger.” As it is written, “Jacob I have loved, but Esau I have hated.” For He says to Moses, “I will have mercy on whomever I will have mercy, and I will have compassion on whomever I will have compassion.”
- God chose Israel to be His witness to the Gentiles
o Isaiah 43:10:“You are My witnesses,” says the Lord, “and My servant whom I have chosen.”
- God took a family and made them a nation
o Ps 105:23-24: Israel also came into Egypt, and Jacob dwelt in the land of Ham. He increased His people greatly.
- God gave Israel a land which was already inhabited
o Deuteronomy 20:16-18: “But of the cities of these peoples which the Lord your God gives you asan inheritance, you shall let nothing that breathes remain alive, but you shall utterly destroy them: the Hittite and the Amorite and the Canaanite and the Perizzite and the Hivite and the Jebusite, just as the Lord your God has commanded you, lest they teach you to do according to all their abominations which they have done for their gods, and you sin against the Lord your God.
- God commanded Israel to prepare the land for the coming of the King
o 2 Chronicles 6:6: “I have chosen Jerusalem, that My name may be there.”
Renounce the lie:
The following have no share in the world to come, but are cut off, and perish, and receive their punishment for all time for their great sin:
- he who says, as do the Nazarenes and the Mohammedans, that the Lord has given a new dispensation instead of the old, and that he has abolished the Law, though it was originally divine.
Replace with God’s truth:
For God so loved the world that He gave His only begotten Son, that whoever believes in Him should not perish but have everlasting life. (John 3:16)