Pray for the peace of Jerusalem

May they prosper who love you

- Psalm 122:6

Category: God is Israel’s Protector

God is Israel’s protector

Nehemiah first heard about the condition of Jerusalem in the same month when, less than 100 years later, the Jews would celebrate the rededication of the Temple!

God is Israel’s protector

And when Asa heard these words and the prophecy of Oded the prophet, he took courage, and removed the abominable idols from all the land of Judah and Benjamin

God is Israel’s protector

The prophet reassured King Asa that God could always be found when the people looked to Him in faith.

God is Israel’s Protector

God’s protection of Israel is primarily about His reputation. He chose Israel to be His witness so that through their unique relationship God would show the nations His faithfulness to His covenant with Abraham.

God is Israel’s protector

King Asa was the third king of Judah (David and Solomon ruled over a unified kingdom), and the first one characterized in the Bible as a man of integrity.

God is Israel’s protector

The history of the Jewish people past, present and future is filled with times of persecution, danger and death by their many enemies; so it’s hard to reconcile God’s promises of protection.

God is Israel’s Protector

Someone asked me, “Where are the miracles like God did for Israel in the exodus?” The answer is simple…”Israel.”

God is Israel’s protector

As it has since the rebirth of Israel, her neighboring enemies are plotting ways to annihilate the people and gain possession of the land. But it will never happen!