The worst violence between Israelis and Hamas militants in seven years is escalating. The skies are ablaze with rockets. Buildings are crumbling. There is unrest at the borders. People are dying.
As a nation that was founded on Christian principles, the United States has been a longstanding ally to Israel. The USA has appreciated the word spoken by God to Abraham.
“I will make you a great nation; I will bless you and make your name great; And you shall be a blessing. I will bless those who bless you, And I will curse him who curses you; And in you all the families of the earth shall be blessed.” [Genesis 12:2-4 NKJV]
There are new concerns, however, in that progressives in our government now view our relationship with Israel apart from a Christian foundation. They are seeking to influence the power of the USA in a totally different direction.
I fear for our nation if we turn our backs to Israel. I fear we will move from the blessing part to the cursing part of God’s covenant with Abraham.
But whatever our nation decides to do, as Christians we are to accept and carry out the command of Psalm 122:6: “Pray for the peace of Jerusalem.”
This we must do.