Day 63: Respecting God’s Will

Genesis 12:4-9

So Abram went, as Yahweh had spoken to him. Lot went with him. Abram was seventy-five years old when he departed out of Haran. Abram took Sarai his wife, Lot his brother’s son, all their substance that they had gathered, and the souls whom they had gotten in Haran, and they went to go into the land of Canaan. Into the land of Canaan they came. Abram passed through the land to the place of Shechem, to the oak of Moreh. The Canaanite was then in the land.

Yahweh appeared to Abram and said, “I will give this land to your seed.

”He built an altar there to Yahweh, who appeared to him. He left from there to the mountain on the east of Bethel, and pitched his tent, having Bethel on the west, and Ai on the east. There he built an altar to Yahweh and called on the name of Yahweh. Abram traveled, going on still toward the South.

Here we can see that the Bible clearly records that the land of Israel was given to Abraham’s decedents. This is why all Bible-believing Christians should know that the Jews have a right to be in their land. While it is true that both the Jews and the Arabs are children of Abraham, the Bible tells us later that the Jews are the chosen people. Although God blesses both children of Abraham, only one is the child of promise.

Notice that God has promised to curse anyone who curses Abraham’s future relatives. It is important that we pay attention to these verses because we can be cursed if we don’t recognize God’s blessing on Abraham and his children. If you look down through history, you can see that when nations have mistreated the Jews, they were cursed by God. There is no logical reason for us to assume that God has changed today. In fact, we know from God’s word that He can never tell a lie and will always honor His word. If we curse Israel, He is obligated to curse us.

We know from other parts of the Bible that God has actually claimed the land of Israel to be His own. If God claims any land for Himself, it would be best for us to respect that fact for our own good especially when the promised curses are so clearly written in His word.