And who is like Your people, like Israel, the one nation on the earth whom God went to redeem for Himself as a people, to make for Himself a name—and to do for Yourself great and awesome deeds for Your land—before Your people whom You redeemed for Yourself from Egypt, the nations, and their gods?For You have made Your people Israel Your very own people forever; and You, Lord, have become their God. 2 Samuel 23,24 NKJV
It’s not a popular view, and very seldom expressed, but if we claim to believe God’s Word, and that it is timeless, we cannot ignore this verse. The latest war between Israel and Gaza is ongoing yet again, and it is impossible not to take sides in the conflict. I have watched many reports and listened to lots of commentators ask the question ‘why’ and there are few answers, but let me ask another question, ‘who’?
Who are the common factor behind all of the following, and others too numerous to list: 9/11 USA Twin Tower and Pentagon Suicide Plane attacks? 7/7 London’s Bus and Tube Train atrocities? Bali Bombing? Pan Am Flight 103 bombed over Lockerbie? Which group are most likely to use suicide bombers against their enemy? (A quick ‘Google’ check will list many hundreds more)
When the question ‘who’ is answered, we are all in a much better position to consider the question, ‘why’. There’s an old quote that says something like, “Do not dismiss the obvious”. Wise words indeed.