September 26, 2019
For we know him who said, “Vengeance is mine; I will repay.” And again, “The Lord will judge his people.” It is a fearful thing to fall into the hands of the living God. Hebrews 10:30-31 ESV
1 Chronicles 9
What an honor it is to be called by God to serve in His house! I think about what David said in Psalm 84:10 (AMP), the King of Israel of whose lineage the Lord Yeshua was birthed from:
For a day in Your courts is better than a thousand [anywhere else];I would rather stand [as a doorkeeper] at the threshold of the house of my God Than to live [at ease] in the tents of wickedness.
Lord, let me never take for granted for what You have given me through Your choosing. I am not just an employee of Kona Faith Center. I am called to serve You and Your people in Your House!
These prophecies are so true as everywhere the Jews were sent, they were hated by their nations. After World War II, they were even initially turned away from the USA…There is still antisemitism everywhere.
Is it not interesting that in this chapter Paul talks about the Remnant of Israel when we just read about this in Ezekiel? Thank You Lord for grafting me back into Your “tree” of eternity! What a blessing that Your goal was always to make the Gospel available to all who would listen. I cannot truly comprehend Your mercy! I am also grateful that more and more of the Jewish people are being re-grafted in, not just throughout the nations but also in Israel!
26 And in this way all Israel will be saved, as it is written,
“The Deliverer will come from Zion,
he will banish ungodliness from Jacob”;
27 “and this will be my covenant with them
when I take away their sins.”
Meditate & Apply: I am so very humbled to think that You have chosen me to serve in Your house! I ask for forgiveness for times I have not seen this as an incredible gift from You, Lord. May I remain as long as You will allow and never think this is just a job or just work (not that there is anything wrong with work and jobs but I'm trying to stay in context here)! All of Israel will one day be saved because the Lord Yeshua removed our sin at the Cross and one day the hardness of heart will be completely gone and Jew and Gentile alike will know their Lord and Savior!
33 Oh, the depth of the riches and wisdom and knowledge of God! How unsearchable are his judgments and how inscrutable his ways! 34 “For who has known the mind of the Lord, or who has been his counselor?” 35 “Or who has given a gift to him that he might be repaid?” 36 For from him and through him and to him are all things. To him be glory forever. Amen.
When we walk in the place, position that God called us to be, there is deeper purpose. I agree that the way we view what we do and who we serve changes. I definitely saw the parallels between the two chapters, but now that you mention it, I see the cause of the antisemitism. The reading this year has brought just greater revelation.
I've always thought this to be so true - 'For a day in Your courts is better than a thousand [anywhere else];I would rather stand [as a doorkeeper] at the threshold of the house of my God Than to live [at ease] in the tents of wickedness.' Nothing is like His presence. It is a pleasure and a humbling honor to be able to serve at KFC.