God Rejoices over Israel – Devotional with Pastor Israel Pochtar

There’s a powerful scripture where God tells us we are to love Him with all our heart and our souls. 

While another scripture says that He will bless Israel with his whole heart and soul. 

Jeremiah 32:41 — “Yes, I will rejoice over them to do them good, and I will assuredly plant them in this land, with all My heart and with all My soul.’”

It’s important to remember that God’s principles and promises for Israel also apply to you, because you are also His child and have been grafted in. So when you see how God blesses Israel, that is the same way He wants to bless you. 

Jeremiah 32:38 — “They shall be My people, and I will be their God;”

God promised that even when the people of Israel were far away from Him, they were still HIS people. That sense of belonging never changed based on their deeds or actions. 

Those scriptures are even more powerful when reading them in the context of the promised restoration, when God would take His people out of the nations and bring them back to their Land. 

Jeremiah 32:39 — “then I will give them one heart and one way…” 

God is speaking about His grace that will change the hearts and lives of the Israeli people. 

Jeremiah 32:39 — “that they may fear Me forever, for the good of them and their children after them.”

Those of us who have been reconciled to God through Yeshua, we already have the fear of God in us. 

Fear of God — Yir’at Adonai — is what keeps us safe and godly in a godless world. To see God, to walk before Him, and acknowledging He sees me at any given moment. 

Jeremiah 32:40 — “And I will make an everlasting covenant with them, that I will not turn away from doing them good…”

That is what God’s everlasting covenant with the people of Israel is all about: Him doing them good. 

Jeremiah 32:40 — “but I will put My fear in their hearts so that they will not depart from Me.”

Again, we see the importance of the fear of the Lord that keeps His people on the right path with Him. 

This covenant is all about the relationship God seeks to restore, to be together with His people. 

Jeremiah 32:41 — “Yes, I will rejoice over them to do them good…”

When God does Israel good, it gives Him joy! Blessing His people fills His heart with joy. 

What an incredible promise! When God blesses you, because you are part of His people and belong to Him, he rejoices in it. It makes him immensely happy to bless you. 

The more goodness of God I see in my life, the more I imagine God’s joy in it. He genuinely enjoys being good to me and doing good things to me. 

What a wonderful God! 

Jeremiah 32:41 — “and I will assuredly plant them in this land, with all My heart and with all My soul.’”

Despite what the world thinks, says or does, God’s promises aren’t changed by any of it. He kept His word and planted the people of Israel in this land, and He did so with all His heart and with all His soul. 

If there was ever a way to express how precious the people of Israel are to God, this is a wonderful one! 

He rejoiced over blessing them and planting them back in their land. He enjoys doing good to Israel. He enjoys His work of restoration and planting of His people in the land of Israel. 

Despite the powers of darkness in the world trying to dismiss Israel, or out pressure on Israel to move its borders, give away the Land God gave them, compromise God’s promises, even wipe away Israel completely (the chants of “from the river to the sea” come to mind) — but our God will always have the final word. 

He says He will rejoice planting the people of Israel back in the Land He gave them, and there’s nothing really the enemy can do against God’s firm and unbreakable promise. 

God’s goodness is coming over Israel, and through Yeshua covenant, that same goodness is now also YOURS. 

Just as He continues to bless Israel, He will continue to bless YOU, and will do it with all His heart and all His soul. 

My prayer is that you will see God’s goodness in your life, and you will know that He rejoices in blessing you. 

To Him be all the glory!