Sunday, January 22, 2012

God telling us HE will bring us back in Deuteronomy 30. (Part 1)

Don't know what to make of Deutoronomy 30:1-5 which God promises that if Jews follow his commands that we will be brought back to Israel and take us in from where we were scattered. Those that claim the Jewish bible is not about Love sadly have focused on how some Jewish people behave and not the bible. 

But it begs the question. So, should we do it ourselves if we have the means to be able to move to Israel. Obviously God can't make us magically appear there so does it mean God tries to bring us in by other Jews reaching out to us.

As it says: 3. then the Lord your God will restore your fortunes and have mercy on you. He will bring you together again from all the people where the Lord your God has scattered you. 4. If your dispersed will be at the ends of heaven from there the Lord your God will gather you in and from there he will take you in.

5. And the Lord your God will bring you to the land your fathers possessed and you shall possess it.  

Obviously some of this is not literal. As it just means those very far away from Israel which some places Jews live is far away from Israel.

And for God to say he will bring us in. This could be from those in Israel trying to help those outside of Israel to move to Israel when it would be hard for us to move to a new country without this. As God works through the natural order of things and through people and gives strength to those who are promoting God’s will. It doesn’t mean by some magic. Just through man those outside of Israel are helped to move to Israel when it would be very hard for them.

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