“But you, Israel, are My servant, Jacob whom I have chosen, the descendants of Abraham My friend. You whom I have taken from the ends of the earth, and called from its farthest regions, and said to you, ‘You are My servant, I have chosen you and have not cast you away: fear not, for I am with you; be not dismayed, for I am your God.’”
While the modern city of Jerusalem is only a preview of the ultimate glory prophesied in Scripture, Psalm 102 concludes with a reminder that God’s “servants”—the Jewish people—will endure securely established in their ancient homeland.
No matter how far away or how long Israel has been removed from the geographical location, God has always returned His Chosen People to the land He promised Abraham, Isaac and the descendants of Jacob forever.
So the ransomed of the LORD shall return, and come to Zion with singing, with everlasting joy on their heads. They shall obtain joy and gladness; sorrow and sighing shall flee away.
I have long contended that the best way to inform about Israel—both ancient and modern—is to turn back to the Bible. If you share my passion for Israel and burden to communicate biblical truth, please know it’s FAIR TO SHARE these upcoming posts with those in your sphere of influence.
But Zion said, “The LORD has forsaken me, and my Lord has forgotten me.” “Can a woman forget her nursing child, and not have compassion on the son of her womb? Surely they may forget, Yet I [God] will not forget you.
Reading the Word of God doesn’t necessarily result in an emotional experience. However, when you choose to make its principles the primary input affecting your worldview, your life will change—for the better!
Resolve to live as a bold testimony to the power of the One-true God and His matchless grace. Make your life count for eternity.
Humility before God is essential because it demonstrates dependence upon God and acknowledges His sovereignty over every detail of life.
When you permit God to generate revival in your life, He will not only use your actions to positively impact those in your sphere of influence; but, God will transform culture through you!
With God’s help, your faith can be, “like Mount Zion, which cannot be moved, but abides forever.”
Whether storms of personal adversity, the battering winds of pressure to conform to popular culture or the effects of a secular worldview that have the potential to impact societies like a flooding deluge—all threaten to destroy people of faith who are not securely anchored in God’s Word.
While today’s text is familiar to Christians and you may have been required to memorize or recite it daily, it’s critical to remember that the Lord Himself gave the following prototype in response to His disciples request concerning how we should pray.
In a very real sense, people of biblical faith are light bearers. But, we have a choice. You can shroud your light rendering your influence powerless on culture; or, you can be the light of truth by consistently living in accordance with Scriptural principles with a powerful effect on the darkness in the world.
Speaking to the children of Israel who had spent the previous four decades in the wilderness, Moses encouraged them to welcome his startling rehearsal of their history like morning dew or a gentle rain that restores and invigorates.