God and Man As you survey the checkered history of Israel, what strikes you about the nature of human beings? What stands out to you regarding the nature of God as you see him dealing with the Israelites? What do you think God is trying to show us from his long history of dealing with Israel?
God and Man
God`s relations with Israel were due to God`s goodness, love and compassion. God remained faithful, but we humans failed to be until the sin we committed was brought to light and then we confess with fury and call upon God for forgiveness. What stands out to me about God as He was dealing with the Israelites is the way He led them victoriously against their enemies, subduing one after another, until, as the record declares, “he left nothing undone of all the Lord commanded Moses” Joshua 11:15). Israel is in the perfect position to reveal God to the nations. They had seen and experienced Yahweh`s power and rescue for themselves. Yet God`s people continually fail at their task by worshiping other gods and participating in injustices and oppression.