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6For you are a holy people, who belong to the LORD your God. Of all the people on earth, the LORD your God has chosen you to be his own special treasure.
7“The LORD did not set his heart on you and choose you because you were more numerous than other nations, for you were the smallest of all nations! 8Rather, it was simply that the LORD loves you, and he was keeping the oath he had sworn to your ancestors. That is why the LORD rescued you with such a strong hand from your slavery and from the oppressive hand of Pharaoh, king of Egypt. 9Understand, therefore, that the LORD your God is indeed God. He is the faithful God who keeps his covenant for a thousand generations and lavishes his unfailing love on those who love him and obey his commands. 10But he does not hesitate to punish and destroy those who reject him. 11Therefore, you must obey all these commands, decrees, and regulations I am giving you today.
Love letter to God: based on verse 9 above:
Today we focused in on the fact that out of all the people in the whole wide world, God saw you. He chose you. If you are reading these words right now, that means he has put a desire in you to know him. He chose you. That is how wide and vast his love is. He chose you, knowing every single thing about you.
He chose you to be his special treasure. (verse 6 above). In 1 Peter 2:9 this verse is repeated by the apostle Peter.
“But you are a chosen people, a royal priesthood, a holy nation, God’s special possession, that you may declare the praises of him who called you out of darkness into his wonderful light.”
This verse is our Love Letter from God:
His love is so wide, it can call you out of a worldwide population and say, You. I chose you. To be my royal priesthood in the order of King Jesus. I chose you to be Holy and without blemish because of my blood washing away your sins. I chose you to be my special treasure. This God’s love. It is wide. Praying you are getting to know him in wider ways!