It was hard to not think about Israel this week with the news coverage of President Obama’s and Prime Minister Netanyahu’s meeting and press conference. Add the latest developments with the situation of Iran and it’s easy to pray for the peace of Jerusalem. No, today’s post is not going to be political (well maybe a little).
“Pray for the peace of Jerusalem: May those who love you be secure.” – Psalm 122:6 NIV
It’s common knowledge that the USA is undoubtedly Israel’s strongest supporter and ally, but what few people may realize is that such love and support comes with a promise. The promise is, that for those who pray for Israel and the peace of Jerusalem, God will provide security and prosperity. Yes, our nation is going through some hard times and the future may not look good, but as long as the USA remains committed to Israel, we can be assured that we can have a brighter tomorrow. The flip side is also true: if we as a nation are to abandon Israel, and abandon the God of Abraham, Isaac and Jacob, then we are sure to fall.
Here are some different Bible versions of Psalm 122:6.
“Pray for the peace of Jerusalem: they shall prosper that love thee.” – Psalm 122:6 KJV
“Pray for the peace of Jerusalem: May they prosper who love you.” – Psalm 122:6 NKJV
“Pray for the peace of Jerusalem: May they prosper who love you.” – Psalm 122:6 NAS
“Pray for the peace of Jerusalem. May all go well for those who love you.” – Psalm 122:6 NLV