Pray for the peace of Jerusalem

May they prosper who love you

- Psalm 122:6

Praise to God

The beginning of the Hebrew month of Cheshvan begins at sundown November 12th. Our custom is to sing praise to God on the Rosh Chodesh, but we will do so two days early.

God is Israel’s protector

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

The nations

Then they defeated all the cities around Gerar, for the fear of the Lord came upon them;

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.

The nations

Matthew Henry wrote: “Those that have a constant hatred to God and his people can only expect to be made desolate for ever.”

The Nations

God will always be faithful to His word, His word of blessing and of judgment. Edom’s continual conflict with Jacob would result in its destruction.

The Nations

Over the years Esau married and had children. He made critical alliances through marriage.

The Nations

Finally the families of Esau and Jacob separated.

The nations

All nations, lands and people belong to the God of Abraham, Isaac and Jacob.