Israel The Covenant People of Gof Author:Tommy Nelson One of the great themes of the Bible is it's dominant focus on the Nation of Isreal. Isreal was chosen by God not for any inherent greatness on it's part but rather simply to be the special recipients of His grace and of His love. The nation of Isreal was then to seve as a giant object lesson for all the world to study and observe. — The signific... more »ance of God's special relationship with Isreal can be traced throughout every book of the Old Testament and even throughout the New Testament-especially in the Gospels, Romans, and the Book of Revelation.However, the Bible's focus on Isreal represents more than a simple history lesson. What we see as we trace the history lesson. What we see as we trace the history of Isreal in the Bible is the character of Gos on display.
We see his WISDOM as he calls a people out darkness and insignificance and makes them into a great Nation as the recipients of the wise principles of His Law.
We see his FAITHFULNESS as he enters into covenants with his people and remains faithful to fulfill his promises to them despitetheir persistent unfaithfullness.
We see His POWER as he rises up on their behalf to rescue them from their bondage in Egypt by an extension of his mighty right hand.
In this series we will trace God's faithfulness to Isral from the early chapters of Genesis through to the succession of Patriarchs such as Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob. We will study the giving of the God's Law at Mount Sinai and the Wilderness Wanderings on the way to the Promised Land. We will then focus on the rise and dominance of Isreal during the United Kingdom Age followed by the division and decline of God's people during the Divided Kingdom period.« less