Living among Gentile nations is a major test for the remnant of true Israel.
Shalom, and happy morning to you. In every generation, Yah tests his servants. This life is a proving ground for those tests, and people, as well as everyday situations are used to try us. But many servants of Yah already know that this occurs at the individual level. However, Yah’s tests do not stop there.
When we rebelled against Yah as a people, he was obligated to place us under the curses outlined in the covenant we agreed to, part of which meant scattering us to the four corners of the earth, where we were forced to reside among the Gentile nations. What many do not realize is that this co-habitation is also a major test for the people of Israel, for a similar scenario is recorded in the book of Judges as a blueprint for us. When we finally occupied the land of Canaan, Yah raised up several unrighteous Gentile nations around us for a specific purpose.
3 These are the nations: the five tyrants of the Philistines and all the Canaanites and the Sidonians and the Hivites who lived on Mount Lebanon, from Mount Baal-hermon as far as Lebo-hamath. 4 They were for the testing of Israel, to know whether Israel would obey the commandments of Yah, which he commanded their fathers by the hand of Moses.
—Judges 3:3 – 4
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