Good morning! Grace and peace to you from God our Father and the Lord Jesus Christ.
Today we are testing ourselves with God's definition of those.
Deuteronomy 7v9 Know therefore that the LORD your God is God; he is the faithful God, keeping his covenant of love to a thousand generations of those who love him and keep his commands.
This tells us why we are His chosen people. He is always going tobe faithful to those that love him and keep his commands. He chose the Israelites because they were the only ones that He knew would truly keep His covenant no matter how few of them did, it was enough to keep the line of Jesus going until He came and saved all who believed. This is why we are chosen, not because we are many, not because we are rich in treasures of the world, not because we are wise but because we know He is God and because we know He is God we love Him and will listen to all His commands. He knew we would be His people. His new covenant of love is to believe in His Son Jesus Christ which gives us a better promise and a new life better than the Israelites had with the commands through the law that could not save them. We have received mercy and the love of God through His son Jesus Christ and we are able through the Holy Spirit be Holy because He is Holy. Thank you God for sending us Jesus Christ so we can be your chosen people and live the life you have planned for us. Through your sacrifice we can live a life without sinful desires and be your children now and forever! (1 Peter 2v9 But you are a chosen people, a royal priesthood, a holy nation, a people belonging to God, that you may declare the praises of him who called you out of darkness into his wonderful light) We are set free to be what God wants us to be by the sacrifice of Jesus Christ. Because of the Holy Spirit we know we can love God the way we are suppose to love Him, and live the way we are suppose to live through His power and love! (1Peter 1v 21 Through him you believe in God, who raised him from the dead and glorified him, and so your faith and hope are in God.) We are chosen because we are those people that believe in Jesus Christ and through Him we can be the chosen people God requires us to be! ( Read Deuteronomy 7 and 1 Peter 1 and 2) I love you with all the love God gives me for you!