March 27: Purim

– God’s Purpose for Israel

God chose Israel to be a light to the Gentiles.  Israel’s purpose would be to show people what God is like in His character and in His ways.

Psalm 98:2-3

The Lord has made known his power to save.
    He has shown the nations that he does what is right.
He has shown his faithful love
    to the people of Israel.
People from one end of the earth to the other
    have seen that our God has saved us.

To fulfill that purpose, Israel had to:

Preserve His word (Romans 9:4; 15:4)

Prove God’s choice (Romans 9:11)

Give birth to Messiah Yeshua (Genesis 3:15; Galatians 4:4-5)

Invite Him to return (Matthew 23:37-39)

Be the reason for judging the nations (Joel 3:1-3; Zechariah 1:18-21; 12:1-4; Matthew 25:31-46).

PRAY ISRAEL WILL BE OBEDIENT AND FULFILL ALL OF GOD’S PURPOSES.

Sun over Jerusalem. Photo by Noam Chen.

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