Bible Question:

Where in the Bible does it state that as a nation we had better back the Israeli nation or else we will be destroyed? I know this is true, but I need a particular section to make this woman at work understand what I am saying is true. I know this is talked about throughout the Bible, but I wanted to know if there was a way to narrow it down to a verse or book that she can read.

Bible Answer:

There are two key passages in the Bible where God promises to bless those who support Israel and to curse those who do not.  The first one is found in Gen. 12:2-3. God is speaking to Abraham when He says the following:

And I will make you a great nation,
And I will bless you,
And make your name great;
And so you shall be a blessing;
And I will bless those who bless you,
And the one who curses you I will curse.
And in you all the families of the earth will be blessed.” (NASB) Gen. 12:2-3

God promises to make Abraham’s descendants a great nation, and He promises to bless them. But anyone who seeks to harm them will be cursed. This is the reason to support Israel. Any nation in the world who seeks to harm Israel will find God’s wrath upon it. God’s wrath will come when He chooses. For some it will not occur until the end of the world (Rev. 18:1-2,24; 20:11-15). The second key passage is found in Gen. 27:29. It has the same idea of Genesis 12:2-3.


God has a similar attitude for Christians. He loves both Jews and Gentiles. But God does have a special attitude for His chosen people. Our God is a God who seeks relationships. He is not a cold and sterile God. He wants us to love and seek Him.