Happy June everybody--I hope you have a great summer!
This month, let's talk about a current event. This may be controversial to some of you, but please note that my goal is to share with you what the Bible says about this topic. This is not something I made up, so if you disagree, talk to God about it! By the way, he is not threatened when we respectfully question Him about something!!
"Pre-1967 borders" is a term that has been in the news lately. So rather than turn this into an economic or a political issue, let's look at it from a spiritual perspective--what does God say about the land in Israel, and can understanding His perspective impact your finances?
Let me simply share 4 scriptures with you. Then you can determine on your own how to align yourself with scripture:
1) I will bless those who bless you (Abraham/Israel), and I will curse him who curses you; and in you all the families of the earth shall be blessed." (Genesis 12:3)
2) The land (Israel) shall not be sold permanently, for the land is Mine; for you are strangers and sojourners with Me. (Leviticus 25:23)
3) Thus says the LORD, Who gives the sun for a light by day, the ordinances of the moon and the stars for a light by night, who disturbs the sea, and its waves roar (The LORD of hosts is His name): "If those ordinances depart from before Me, says the LORD, then the seed of Israel shall also cease from being a nation before Me forever." (Jeremiah 31:35-36)
4) I will also gather all nations, and bring them down to the Valley of Jehoshaphat; and I will enter into judgment with them there on account of My people, My heritage Israel, whom they have scattered among the nations; they have also divided up My land. (Joel 3:2)
Pretty strong language, huh? I don't know about you, but these verses clearly show me some key principles I need to remember in the midst of all the different voices who say they want "Peace."
Does this mean that God doesn't love Muslims, or that we should not love them? Absolutely not! We need to share with all people that God loves them, that He has a plan for their life (including their finances), and that they can know with certainty before they die where they will spend eternity.
Until next month,
Steve Sappington Communications