no surprise

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HE CAN BE TRUSTED

Leviticus 26:40-46

Lev 26:40 “But if they confess their violation and the violations of their fathers in their act of betrayal against me, and also in walking contrary to me,
Lev 26:41 so that I walked contrary to them and brought them into the land of their enemies– if then their uncircumcised heart is humbled and they make amends for their violation,
Lev 26:42 then I will remember my covenant with Jacob, and I will remember my covenant with Isaac and my covenant with Abraham, and I will remember the land.
Lev 26:43 But the land will be abandoned by them and enjoy its Sabbaths while it lies desolate without them, and they will make amends for their violation, because they spurned my rules and their soul grew tired of my prescriptions.
Lev 26:44 Yet for all that, when they are in the land of their enemies, I will not spurn them, neither will I grow tired of them so as to destroy them utterly and break my covenant with them, because I am Yahveh their God.
Lev 26:45 But I will for their sake remember the covenant with their forefathers, whom I brought out of the land of Egypt in the sight of the nations, that I might be their God: I am Yahveh.”
Lev 26:46 These are the prescriptions and rules and laws that Yahveh made between himself and the people of Israel through Moses on Mount Sinai.

no surprise

God makes two more promises to the Israelites here, contingent on whether they repent from their future rejection of his covenant, and make amends by enduring the exile in faith. God’s promises are that the Israelites will not be completely destroyed by their exile, and that he will remember his covenant. Implied in this promise is that they will eventually be restored to the land. These promises were recorded by Moses before the Israelites even entered the land for the first time. Nothing that happened was a surprise to God.

LORD, thank you for your promises to us.

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About Jefferson Vann

Jeff is a Christian missionary and church elder.
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