After establishing that prophecy indicated Messiah would be rejected and that the Gentiles would come to believe in Yahweh through Him(in Romans 9 and 10) we come to the issue of Israel and their current relationship with God. The question is, "has God forsaken Israel?" And the answer is a big "no way!" Not only does this truth give hope for Israel, it gives us courage and hope in God's patient love for all who come to Him through the grace of Christ. In this study we will also take a look at 1 Kings 19 and hear a word of encouragement about facing discouragement from what Elijah went through.