Sunday, December 3, 2023

December 3, 2023

In Egypt, they had to irrigate the land to grow crops. They dug trenches from the Nile River during the seasons that it overflowed. However, in Canaan, now Israel, God cared for the land himself by watering it with rain. It has various soil types, making it ideal for growing crops like corn, grapes, and olive trees, but he also watered the fields for grass for the cattle. All they had to do to obtain and retain possession of the land was keep God’s Commandments. If they turned away from Him to serve other gods and worship them, the rain would stop. Israel lost possession of God’s land a couple of times; He warned them before they even entered. 

The current government of Israel is no better than the one we have and may even be more corrupt than the U.S. if that’s possible. Was it God who gave Israel back their land in 1948 or someone whose motives were not good? I don’t know enough about history to be sure; those who do know have to rely on someone else’s account, which may or may not be accurate. They had to fight to get it back, which goes against what God says about possessing it initially. When they were released from Babylon, they walked back in with little resistance because they had begun to follow God’s commands again. I can assure you that we don’t know all there is to know about the current conflict, but we should keep praying for the innocent people who continue to follow God’s commands and have been caught up in a war they didn’t create. 

For if ye shall diligently keep all these commandments which I command you, to do them, to love the LORD your God, to walk in all his ways, and to cleave unto him; Then will the LORD drive out all these nations from before you, and ye shall possess greater nations and mightier than yourselves. Deuteronomy 11:22-23

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