Imagine the state of New Jersey, approximately the same size in square miles as Israel, under constant threat of attack by all of North America. Next imagine not only being blamed for being attacked but also having no one come to its aid. That is Israel’s situation.
Israel, where Jesus lived and taught, is the birthplace of Christianity. And its land is rich with historical evidence of how God’s people ruled and/or interacted with rulers. From Solomon teaching wisdom to David defending Israel to Nehemiah rebuilding Jerusalem’s wall, faith and politics were always interrelated in God’s world.