Thursday, August 05, 2010

Day Four Wednesday August 4th, 2010

Day Four
Wednesday August 4th, 2010

Our fathers trusted in You;
They trusted, and You delivered them.
-Psalm 22:4

The fathers of Israel, Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob, did trust in the Lord… most of the time. But every time they cried out the Lord for deliverance, He delivered them. Even when they didn’t cry out, like Abraham in Egypt, He still delivered them. And the people of Israel were delivered from slavery in Egypt. They were delivered through the wilderness. They were saved from enemies as they came into the promise land and they were able to overcome those inhabitants who were already there. During the time of the judges, they were delivered over and over again, as they kept falling into sin by not keeping the commandments of God after accepting His salvation. They were delivered from captivity in Persia, from the hand of Haman, from the people in the land during the rebuilding of the temple, and throughout history, God has kept a remnant of them alive and prosperous. They have survived every attempt at extermination, including, but not limited to, the Spanish inquisition and the Holocaust. God has preserved them and brought them back into their own land. God has delivered them from the hand of their enemies and He has plans for them to share His Word in the last days. He will not let them be extinguished. If you stand against the Jews, you will fall. They are still the chosen people of God, even though most of them have rejected His only Son. God still loves them, and He still keeps them. If any punishing is going to happen, God’s going to be the one that does it.

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