“Do good to Zion in your good pleasure; build up the walls of Jerusalem” (Psalm 51:18) And the Apostle Paul penned: “I planted, Apollos watered, but God gave the growth. So neither he who plants nor he who waters is anything, but only God who gives the growth. He who plants and he who waters are one, and each will receive his wages according to his labor. For we are God’s fellow workers. You are God’s field, God’s building” (1 Cor. 3:6-9, ESV).
Why Bless Israel?
Genesis 12:3, promises a blessing for those who bless Israel, but the ultimate reason to bless is because you become a vessel for God’s purpose in the earth. “When the LORD shall build up Zion, he shall appear in his glory” (Psalm 102:16, KJV). “And it shall come to pass in the last days, [that] the mountain of the LORD’S house shall be established in the top of the mountains, and shall be exalted above the hills; and all nations shall flow unto it” (Is. 2:2, KJV). Jerusalem is the eternal throne of God (Jeremiah 3:17).
“It shall come to pass in the latter days that the mountain of the house of the LORD shall be established as the highest of the mountains, and shall be lifted up above the hills; and all the nations shall flow to it, and many peoples shall come, and say: “Come, let us go up to the mountain of the LORD, to the house of the God of Jacob, that he may teach us his ways and that we may walk in his paths.” For out of Zion shall go forth the law, and the word of the LORD from Jerusalem” (Isaiah 2:2-3, ESV).
Learn in Jerusalem
“Whom shall he teach knowledge? and whom shall he make to understand doctrine? [them that are] weaned from the milk, [and] drawn from the breasts. 10 For precept [must be] upon precept, precept upon precept; line upon line, line upon line; here a little, [and] there a little: 11 For with stammering lips and another tongue will he speak to this people. 12 To whom he said, This [is] the rest [wherewith] ye may cause the weary to rest; and this [is] the refreshing: yet they would not hear” ([Isa 28:9-12, KJV).