The Bible has a lot to say about the Israelites. The ancestors of those who are living in the modern day nation of Israel. It would be obvious and clumsy to cherry pick a couple of verses and say “Oh look what God is saying about the situation in the Middle East”
Never the less. I am more and more troubled about the on going situation in the Palestine. The way the government of Israel is treating the people of Gaza is horrendous and barbaric. I offer these verses as a warning to the Israelites and as prayer of encouragement for the Palestinians.
So this is the situation: Most of the people of Israel have not found the favor of God they are looking for so earnestly. A few have—the ones God has chosen—but the hearts of the rest were hardened.
As the Scriptures say, “God has put them into a deep sleep. To this day he has shut their eyes so they do not see, and closed their ears so they do not hear.”
Likewise, David said, “Let their bountiful table become a snare, a trap that makes them think all is well. Let their blessings cause them to stumble, and let them get what they deserve. (Romans 11:7-9 NLT)