And the desolate land shall be tilled, whereas it lay desolate in the sight of all that passed by.
And they shall say, this land that was desolate is become like the Garden of Eden; and the waste and desolate and ruined cities are become fenced, and are inhabited.[Dake]
And yet for all that, when they are in the land of their enemies, I will not spurn and cast them away, neither will I despise and abhor them, to destroy them utterly and to break My covenant with them, for I am the Lord their God [Jer. 33:4, 5, 23-26; Dt. 4:31-35; Rom. 11:2-5]. [Amplified Bible].
For centuries, even to this day, men have wondered what God saw in Jerusalem and the Promised Land which caused Him to choose this above all other places for His Eternal Capital on earth.
The land has been desolate for many years in fulfillment of prophecy and it is but now beginning to be restored in a measure to its original fertility and blessing.
It should not be forgotten that the land was once a place flowing with milk and honey, the glory of all lands; but God said He would make it totally desolate if Israel transgressed His commandments and rebelled against Him; thus, when they persisted in disobedience He destroyed the Nation and scattered the people among all others on the earth [Eze. 6:14; 15:8; 19:7; 25:3; 33:28-29; 34:3-15; 36:1-36; Exo. 23:29; Lev. 26:22-42; 2 Chr. 36:21; Is. 1:7; 6:11; Jer. 4:7, 27; 6:8; 7:34; 9:11; 10:22; 22:11; 18:16; 19:8; 25:38; 26:9; 32:43; 33:10-12; Mica 6:13; 7:13; Zech. 7:14].
This land will again blossom as a rose and waters will spring forth in the desert [vs 35-36; Isa. 35]. – Dake’s Annotated Reference Bible – Page 839.
No greater evidence that God keeps His Word is available than the fact of the existence today of the Jews as a nation. Scattered for Twenty-five centuries throughout the world, with powerful forces determined to wipe them out, yet they are restored to their homeland, because, in spite of all their sins against Him, God refuses to break His covenant with their forefathers and with them.
The presence of even a small number of Jews in the world, after all the centuries of diabolical effort to exterminate them, would alone be sufficient assurance that God will keep His promises whether good or bad, to individuals or to nations. – The Amplified Bible – Page 157.