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Here’s Your 90 second AM Devotional!
“Now if you obey me fully and keep my covenant, then out of all nations you will be my treasured possession. Although the whole earth is mine, you will be for me a kingdom of priests and a holy nation. These are the words you are to speak to the Israelites.”
These are the words of the Lord God to Moses as he was preparing to ascend Mt. Sinai. He instructed Moses to say these words to the Israelites—that they were special to Him and that if they obeyed Him, these great things would follow. And we know they did, even when Israel was unfaithful.
Knowing that these were the promises of God to the Jewish people in the Old Testament, I accepted them for myself as a young man living under the New Covenant. Everything the Lord promised His chosen people has happened to me, a follower of Jesus Christ. Gratefully, we Gentiles were brought near to God because of His grace being extended to us after the sacrifice of Christ. I’m almost weeping as I write because even now, I’m thinking in my heart that if God’s chosen people, the Jews, have a special place in God’s heart and are uniquely blessed, then “I Am Too!”
I’m so grateful this AM that when I was far off, because of Your love for me, a sinner, You came and gave Your life even for me. Thank You, thank You, thank You! Amen