Love the Jew – Zechariah 8:23
I’m noticing in the news now reports of a great rise in anti-Semitism world-wide. When a cartoon art exhibit opened in a Muslim country awhile back it blatantly portrayed Jews as the root of all evil. It also ridiculed the holocaust as a myth. As people flocked to the art show they walked from piece to piece under a spigot of unreasoned poison.
This should be a great concern not only to Jews but to all of God’s people. Remember as recently as eighty years ago the huge price the Jews paid for hatred stirred up against them by Hitler. Yet the time is coming when God’s manifest favor on the Jewish people will be so great it will be undeniable.
Here is what God spoke through Zechariah the prophet: “‘In those days ten men from all the nations will grasp the garment of a Jew saying, “Let us go with you, for we have heard that God is with you.”‘” (Zechariah 8:23) As far as I can tell, that prophecy has not yet been fulfilled.
In my observation, the Jewish people are particularly gifted in intelligence and creativity. Their contributions to the world’s wealth of knowledge and beauty are overwhelming. Yet, more is coming. The time is coming when people will want to hang out around them just because it will be so clear; “God is with you.”
How foolish for anyone to set their heart against what God cherishes and blesses. Those who do set themselves against God himself. I think we should get a head start on this prophecy before we can hardly squeeze in around them. Love the Jew!