Thursday, 8 January 2015
Take My Blessing, I Have Enough
Another bar mitzvah, another story. This time, set against the background of the rising ethnic tension in Israel and the USA.
Isaac and Rebekah's twin sons began their rivalry in the womb even before birth. Esau was born first, with Jacob's hand grasping his heel (Genesis 25:26). Into young adulthood their differences mounted. Esau was Isaac's favorite; Jacob was Rebekah's.
The Lord recently dealt with me regarding my attitude toward certain Palestinian believers in Yeshua. It had bothered me that they didn't affirm the Biblical promises of the land of Israel to the sons of Jacob - especially since I am one of those sons.
On my knees, I asked forgiveness for our Jewish pride, for intentionally or unintentionally insulting them by projecting a superiority of ownership ... we are God's chosen sons and daughters, with a place in His heart that no one can take from us.'
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