Some people have great faith in the Creator; others, not so much. Why this difference? I will give a few examples to show that great faith comes from internalizing His Great Faithfulness. He is now gathering His people back to the Land not for the people’s good behavior but for His Name (Ezek 20:44; 36:22,32). And He will not allow the people to be scattered again (Amos 9:15). We see from the Ezekiel passages that His Word is True; therefore, it’s not a huge leap to believe that Amos 9:15 is also true. YHWH promised He would regather His people Israel back to the Land, and wow, look! He’s done it (1948). That’s the big picture and yet there are issues we face in our lives where we must personally rely upon His faithfulness to lead and guide us every step. (Isa. 30:20-21). I refer to these prophecies simply to show that my faith is based upon His record of being faithful, in the history of Israel and in personal life. Yes, we all know that Israel has been disobedient and has suffered as a result (Dvarim/Deut. 28) but YAH would never forsake His own child (Isaiah 49:14-16). Continuing on thru verse 26 that He will multiply His people upon the Land once again, and the oppressors’ violent deeds will come to nothing. Again, this has nothing to do with Israel’s behavior or obedience; notwithstanding, Israel will respond to His love and mercy with her obedience (Ezekiel 11:16-21; 36:17-31, Isaiah 66:23).
Teddy Chadwick, Israel
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