God is the God of Israel

A selection of verses showing that the God of the Bible is also the God of Israel.

Moses told Pharoah that the LORD wanted his people released:

Exodus 5 verse 1

1 Afterward Moses and Aaron came, and said to Pharaoh, “This is what the LORD, the God of Israel, says, ‘Let my people go, that they may hold a feast to me in the wilderness.’ ”

God chose Israel as a special nation through whom he could work:

Deuteronomy 7 verses 6 - 8

6 For you are a holy people to the LORD your God. The LORD your God has chosen you to be a people for his own possession, above all peoples who are on the face of the earth. 7 The LORD didn’t set his love on you nor choose you, because you were more in number than any people; for you were the fewest of all peoples; 8 but because the LORD loves you, and because he desires to keep the oath which he swore to your fathers, the LORD has brought you out with a mighty hand and redeemed you out of the house of bondage, from the hand of Pharaoh king of Egypt.

Israel's leader, Joshua, reminded the people of their responsibility to their God:

Joshua 24 verse 23

23 “Now therefore put away the foreign gods which are amongst you, and incline your heart to the LORD, the God of Israel.” 

Hezekiah could call on the God of Israel to rescue his people in their time of trouble:

Isaiah 37 verses 15 - 17

15 Hezekiah prayed to the LORD, saying, 16 “LORD of Armies, the God of Israel, who is enthroned amongst the cherubim, you are the God, even you alone, of all the kingdoms of the earth. You have made heaven and earth. 17 Turn your ear, LORD, and hear. Open your eyes, LORD, and behold. Hear all of the words of Sennacherib, who has sent to defy the living God.

The people recognised the hand of God when Jesus healed:

Matthew 15 verse 31

31 so that the multitude wondered when they saw the mute speaking, the injured healed, the lame walking, and the blind seeing—and they glorified the God of Israel.

These chapters have links to this theme: