I am amazed sometimes at how people who read the same Bible as I do miss out on God’s heart for the descendants of Jacob, the Jewish people — in Israel and all around the world. Many feel Israel is no longer relevant. Others know a lot of God-stuff will happen in and through Israel but figure it has nothing to do with their daily life.
The promises of God about Israel’s continuing place are numerous. The short list below is almost random there are so many to choose from:
–How can I give you up, O Ephraim? How can I hand you over, O Israel? How can I make you like Admah? How can I treat you like Zeboiim? My heart recoils within me; my compassion grows warm and tender. Hosea 11:8
–For I know the plans I have for you, declares the Lord, plans for welfare and not for evil, to give you a future and a hope. Jeremiah 29:11 (it’s about Israel, not about just anyone who feels like making it a promise for themselves!)
–Thus says the Lord,
who gives the sun for light by day
and the fixed order of the moon and the stars for light by night,
who stirs up the sea so that its waves roar