Community: What is it? | Deuteronomy 7:6
For you are a people holy to the LORD your God. The LORD your God has chosen you out of all the peoples on the face of the earth to be his people, his treasured possession.
This passage was originally written to the people of Israel, but its truth applies to the present day follower of Jesus. Here are three truths that should make your day.
- You are holy to the Lord. The word “holy” simply means “set apart.” Each believer has been set apart by the eternal God. You belong to him now and forever. Live like you belong to the King of Kings and Lord of Lords.
- You are chosen by God. God did not choose you because of your inherent goodness. You are a sinner. He did not choose you because he looked down the tunnel of time and saw what a good husband, wife, father, mother, employer, or employee you would be. The choice was based solely on God’s sovereign love. Now, you can try to figure that out, or you can get down on your knees and thank him. I recommend the latter.
- You are God’s treasured possession. That blows my mind. I know my thoughts, attitudes, and desires. I a sinner! And despite who I am, God made me his treasured possession through the amazing work of Jesus. He calls me his son. I call him my Father. You are a treasured possession of the eternal God. Hold your head high and live like it!
Father, words cannot express the deep gratitude of your love for us. Today may we show you how thankful we are with our lives. In Jesus’ name. Amen.