Since Abraham left and entered Canaan, the area that grew to be Israel’s capitol city has become the center of attention for peoples and nations around the world. Abraham met the High priest Melchizedek, King of Salem there. God had Abraham submit to sacrifice Isaac there. Ultimately God made the center of national worship there. Kings rose, temples rose, and the world became exposed to Adonai, there.
Still today, Jeru-Salem (city of God) is being recognized as Israel’s capitol. Many that hate Israel recognize its placement as the nation’s capital is also a recognition that this is again God’s chosen people. God built the nation to be a nation of priests and the evangelists to the world that there is only one true God. While the reminder of the nation being “God’s chosen people”is ever present, the hatred for the nation and God grows ever powerful each day.
All of us that know Christ are ever grateful that God chose Israel. We are ardent supporters of his people and recognize their place in God’s order of things. Still, we are also glad the Messiah came, died and rose so that we could become adopted into the family of God by simply following the resurrected Messiah, Jesus as our Lord ad Savior. Thank you, Lord for your people, your city and your sacrifice that allows those of us who know Christ–to enjoy eternity with you!
God Bless You
He has founded his city on the holy mountain.
2 The Lord loves the gates of Zion
more than all the other dwellings of Jacob.
3 Glorious things are said of you,
city of God:[a]
4 “I will record Rahab[b] and Babylon
among those who acknowledge me—
Philistia too, and Tyre, along with Cush[c]—
and will say, ‘This one was born in Zion.’”[d]
5 Indeed, of Zion it will be said,
“This one and that one were born in her,
and the Most High himself will establish her.”
6 The Lord will write in the register of the peoples:
“This one was born in Zion.”
7 As they make music they will sing,
“All my fountains are in you