This is day 3 of a fourteen part series.
Day 3 Good morning and welcome to day three of this short series focussing on God’s love for Israel. Yesterday we looked briefly at God’s love and compassion for the Jewish people.
It is fair to say that the Jewish people have not always walked faithfully with God! Their journey has often been long and tortuous, and scripture has not held back from describing in graphic detail their unrighteous failings.
Isaiah 66:3a “They have chosen their own ways and their souls delight in their abominations, so I also will choose harsh treatments for them and will bring upon them what they dread. For when I called, no-one answered, when I spoke, no-one listened. They did evil in my sight and chose what displeases me.”
Exodus 32:3 ‘So all the people took off their earrings and brought them to Aaron. He took what they handed him and made it into an idol cast in the shape of a calf, fashioning it with a tool.’
Deuteronomy 16 ‘And the Lord said to Moses: “You are going to rest with your fathers and these people will soon prostitute themselves to the foreign gods of the land they are entering. They will forsake me and break the covenant I made with them.”
The people of Israel are by no means perfect. Many have become very worldly. Many trust in their own strength rather than God’s strength. But yet God has always been faithful and believed in His beloved children.
And who are we to judge! The Christian Church and Israel are united in that we must all learn to trust and depend upon the faithfulness of God and walk in His ways.
Tomorrow we look at how God walks alongside Israel despite all their failings.
Thanks for reading!