God has promised Israel and to all those who have come to Him through faith in Yeshua, that His salvation and righteousness will never fail. Despite challenges to our families, to our possessions and even to our lives, He will ultimately be victorious.
God chose Israel to be His witness so the nations would know, love and trust Him. To be His witness was not only to bring His Word and His Messiah to the nations, but also to be an example and reflection of His character.
Some people believe that when God issued Israel divorce papers, that it would be forever (Isaiah 50:1). But God never breaks His covenant relationship with Israel. His promise to Jeremiah confirms His everlasting love for Israel and His plans for her future – the restoration of the Land as well as the people.
Josiah was one of the most righteous kings of the Southern Kingdom (Judah). He called the people to repent and return to the Lord. He destroyed all the high places where the people sacrificed to false Gods and committed terrible acts of rebellion.
God reminds Israel of His covenant relationship with her. He did so much to bless her and yet she rebelled against His goodness, grace and mercy. This is just as true today as it was when Jeremiah called the people to repent.
The life message of the Hebrew prophets reflected many aspects of God’s character. For the next few weeks we will listen to Jeremiah and Isaiah to pray God’s messages to Judah. First we hear God’s broken heart for the sins of Israel, the nation He’s chosen to carry His name to the nations. Then […]