Thus says the Lord, the King of Israel, And his redeemer, the Lord of Hosts: I am the First and I am the Last; Besides Me there is no God. Isaiah 44:6 NKJV
In ancient times God chose Abraham to make him into a great nation. The descendants of Abraham became the nation of Israel. God chose the nation of Israel to be set apart and separate from all the nations of the world!
God chose the nation of Israel to live in a special relationship with Him. God loved the children of Israel. His covenant or promise to them was “You shall be My people and I will be your God”.
God promised to protect the nation of Israel. He promised to provide for all their needs. God’s promise to provide for their needs and protect them from all harm was a conditional promise. God had very specific laws and commands for them to follow.
When Israel obeyed they were blessed and prospered. When they disobeyed His laws and commands the Lord allowed them to suffer the consequences of their disobedience.
God has chosen people to live in a special relationship with Him today. He promises to protect His people and provide for their needs. God wants His people to live separate and set apart from the nations that surround them. Not physically set apart but spiritually set apart.
God wants us to live for Him in a world that does not know Him. What does God require of those who choose to live among His people today? God requires that we place our faith in Jesus Christ! God requires that we accept His death as payment for our sin debt!
God loves us so much He will not allow our sins, failures and mistakes to keep Him from blessing us. He has taken it upon Himself to initiate and maintain a loving relationship with us. Faith in God’s Son breaks down the barrier that separates us from Him!
God declares; “A new commandment I give to you, that you love one another; as I have loved you, that you also love one another, by this all will know that you are My disciples, if you have love for one another”.
Ask the Lord to break down any barriers that prevent you from loving His people!
If you have never accepted Jesus Christ as your Lord and Savior today is the day of your salvation. Do not wait. Call out to Jesus. He is waiting for you!
In the quietness of your own heart ask Jesus Christ to be your Lord and Savior. Jesus will not reject you. He will love you. Jesus will give you a new life. Jesus will show you how much He loves you!
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