"Behold, how good and how pleasant it is for brothers to dwell together in unity!"
— Psalm 133:1 —
Of all the places on Earth, Israel is the one place the Lord Himself perpetually watches
over, mentioned more than 3,000 times throughout the Bible. God remembers His
covenant with Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob (Exodus 2:24). He freed the Israelites from
bondage and established His covenant as He brought them into the promised land
God gave blueprints for a Temple and promised the Jewish people that a Messiah would one day come from the line of David, through whom all people could come into the holy presence of
God. The psalms Jesus was singing after Passover on the Last Supper were being fulfilled as He walked to the garden with His followers.“The stone the builders rejected has become the chief cornerstone/keystone. This is God’s marvelous plan.” Matthew 21:42, Mark 12:10, Luke 20:17, Psalm 118:22, Acts 4:11, 1 Peter 2:7
Christians coming together with God's unfolding story to the Jewish people, and subsequently the nations of Earth, is an olive branch extended in love toward God and to His firstborn.
Paul writes in Romans 9:4, “To the Israelites are the adoption to sonship, the divine glory, the covenants, the law, temple worship, and the promises. Theirs are the patriarchs and from them is traced the ancestry of the Messiah, who is God overall.”
And, as the Psalms declare, "How good and pleasant it is when brothers dwell together in unity."