Washington Free Beacon: “President Barack Obama has announced in a rare statement that he will not follow newly passed measures aimed at boosting the Israeli economy and strengthening ties between the United States and the Jewish state, according to a statement issued by the president.
Obama stated that while he would sign the new trade resolution, portions of which focus on combating economic boycotts of Israel, he would not enforce certain pro-Israel provisions that order the United States to stop partnering with countries that support the Boycott, Divestment, and Sanctions movement, or BDS, which aims to isolate Israel.
The president’s rejection of these provisions comes two weeks after the White House issued a separate statement expressing support for every provision of the trade bill except for those focusing on strengthening the U.S.-Israel relationship.”
Opinion: Expect judgment on our nation in accordance with the Abrahamic Covenant (Genesis 12:3).
Does that sound unfair?
In 1 Samuel 8:1-22 the prophet’s two sons had been judges over Israel. We are told the sons did not walk in Samuel’s ways and the people demanded a king.
God instructed Samuel to warn the people and in chapters 1 Sam. 10-18 Samuel tells them that the king they want will take their sons and daughters to serve him; that he will appoint evil captains over them who will take their harvest. He will take take their fields, olive groves, and livestock and give them to the servants.
“And you will be his servants. And you will cry out in that day because of your king whom you have chosen for yourselves, and the Lord will not hear you in that day.”
Saul was chosen to be king and three chapters later (1 Samuel 11:4) “All the people lifted up their voices and wept.”
Oh, but it gets much worse: Fast forward to 1 Samuel 15:1-3:
“Samuel also said to Saul, “The Lord sent me to anoint you king over His people, over Israel. Now therefore, heed the voice of the words of the Lord. Thus says the Lord of hosts: ‘I will punish Amalek for what he did to Israel, how he ambushed him on the way when he came up from Egypt. Now go and attack Amalek, and utterly destroy all that they have, and do not spare them. But kill both man and woman, infant and nursing child, ox and sheep, camel and donkey.”
Saul disobeyed. Agag lived, and the blood of the Amalekites, the eternal enemy of Israel, spread throughout the world. And Israel has paid for King Saul’s transgression for 3000 years (Deuteronomy 15:17).
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