VERNA’S DAILY DEVOTIONAL

THURSDAY, MARCH 12, 2020

DEUTERONOMY 7:6

 

DEUTERONOMY 7:6 “For you are a holy people to the Lord your God; the Lord your God has chosen you to be a people for Himself, a special treasure above all the peoples on the face of the earth.”

 

 

JUST AS MUCH AS THE GOD OF ABRAHAM, ISAAC, AND JACOB IS INFORMING THE HEBREWS THAT THEY HAVE BEEN CHOSEN, SO HAVE ALL BELIEVERS BEEN CHOSEN.

JUST AS HE ALSO GOES ON TO EXPLAIN TO THE ISRAELITES THAT THEY WERE NOT CHOSEN BECAUSE THEY WERE SPECIAL, SUPERIOR, BETTER THAN ANYONE ELSE, BUT SIMPLY BY HIS SOVEREIGN WILL, AND AS A PROMISE MADE TO THEIR ANCESTORS WHICH HE IS KEEPING, SO MUST WE ALL REMEMBER THAT BEING CHOSEN, ALTHOUGH IT CERTAINLY IS A BLESSINGS, DOES NOT GIVE TITLE TO ANY FORM OF ARROGANT ATTITUDE ABOUT BEING BETTER THAN/SUPERIOR TO ANYONE ELSE. NO ONE IS CHOSEN BECAUSE OF BEING GOOD, FOR THERE IS NO ONE GOOD BUT GOD ALMIGHTY HIMSELF (Mk.10:28; Lk.18:19). 

BEFORE ANY JEALOUSY OR ANTISEMITISM SETS IN, LET US BE CLEAR THAT UPON BELIEVING IN THE LORD JESUS CHRIST/YESHUA HA-MASHIACH AS SAVIOUR AND LORD, WE ALL BECOME HIS CHOSEN PEOPLE. WE CAN KNOW THIS BECAUSE JESUS/YESHUA HIMSELF STATES THAT: (a) No one can come to Me unless the Father who sent Me draws him (John 6:44); and (b) You did not choose Me, but I chose you and appointed you that you should go and bear fruit (John 15:16). MAY THAT SETTLE ANY MISCONCEIVED FALSE NOTIONS OF ANY SORT.

FURTHER TO THE ABOVE, WE KNOW AS GENTILE BELIEVERS THAT WE ARE “GRAFTED IN” AND BECOME PART OF THE SAME ORIGINAL OLIVE TREE, (GAL. 3; ROM.11), JOINT HEIRS WITH THOSE OF GOD’S ORIGINALLY CHOSEN PEOPLE  WHO ALSO BELIEVE IN MESSIAH, AND JOINT HEIRS WITH MESSIAH HIMSELF (Rom.8:16).

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