WHY SUPPORT ISRAEL
Reasons Christians should Support Israel & the Jewish People:
WE HONOR THE IRREVOCABLE CALLING OF THE JEWISH PEOPLE AS GOD’S FIRSTBORN SON
(Exodus 4:22; Romans 11:28-29)
WE ARE SUPERNATURALLY CONNECTED TO THE JEWISH PEOPLE
The supporting root system that nourishes our faith is Jewish and this calls for sober pause and thankful gratitude. (Romans 11:17-18; Romans 9:4-5).
WE HONOR THE COVENANTS GOD HAS MADE
When we show mercy to the Jewish people we join with God in remembering His covenant with them. Our love for the Jewish people is an expression of our love for God because in loving Israel we are embracing the deep burden of God. He is a loving Father filled with compassion for the restoration of His firstborn son, Israel (Ezekiel 16:60; Jeremiah 31:20; Hosea 2:18-23).
THE JEWISH PEOPLE WERE FAITHFUL TO BLESS THE NATIONS SPIRITUALLY
WE WANT TO CAPTURE GOD’S HEART
To connect with Israel and the Jewish people is to connect with the heart of God who identifies Himself as the God of Israel-the only nation He designates as the apple of His eye (Exodus 3:15; Psalm 135:4; Isaiah 24:15; Isaiah 43:3-4; Zachariah 2:8).
WE DESIRE TO SERVE JESUS
When righteous gentiles from the nations lovingly serve the distressed and hurting brethren of Jesus they are serving Jesus Himself (Matthew 25:31-40).
THE CALL OF CHRISTIAN DISCIPLESHIP IS TO LAY DOWN OUR LIVES FOR OTHERS
During the Holocaust there were many righteous gentiles who took great risks in order to minister to Jewish people in their distress. As a result of their efforts to hide and protect Jewish people, some Christians were executed along with their Jewish friends in the gas chambers. As the days grow dimmer and anti-Semitism increases, a superficial affinity for the Jewish people born out of an ulterior motive for blessing will quickly fade. Only those Christians with an authentic faith will be will be willing to show sacrificial love to their Jewish friends. Jesus said, “Greater love has no one than this, that someone lay down his life for his friends” (John 15:13).