January 27: God is Israel’s protector

God made a promise of land to Abraham, Isaac, Jacob and their descendants.  While the promise was unconditional, Israel’s protection and possession of the land depended on her obedience.  Therefore there has always been times when God has had to expel her from the land waiting for her to repent.  And He always brings her back.

Joshua 23:1-8

Now it came to pass, a long time after the Lord had given rest to Israel from all their enemies round about, that Joshua was old, advanced in age.  And Joshua called for all Israel, for their elders, for their heads, for their judges, and for their officers, and said to them:

“I am old, advanced in age.  You have seen all that the Lord your God has done to all these nations because of you, for the Lord your God is He who has fought for you.  See, I have divided to you by lot these nations that remain, to be an inheritance for your tribes, from the Jordan, with all the nations that I have cut off, as far as the Great Sea westward.  And the Lord your God will expel them from before you and drive them out of your sight. So you shall possess their land, as the Lord your God promised you.  Therefore be very courageous to keep and to do all that is written in the Book of the Law of Moses, lest you turn aside from it to the right hand or to the left, and lest you go among these nations, these who remain among you. You shall not make mention of the name of their gods, nor cause anyone to swear by them; you shall not serve them nor bow down to them, but you shall hold fast to the Lord your God, as you have done to this day.

PRAY ISRAEL WILL REPENT AND RECEIVE HER MESSIAH.

 


 

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