Israel was chosen, set apart, so that the world could see how God interacts with His people. What it means to belong to God.
One thing it meant was that they were to live differently than the rest of the world. They were to be obedient to God. If they were, they would be blessed. If they weren’t, they would be disciplined, (though sometimes God extended His mercy in both cases.)
But, as discussed last week, regardless, the promises of God would always be kept.
As Christians, we, too, have become God’s chosen. We, too, belong to God. We, too, are to live differently than the rest of the world. And we, too, can be assured that God will keep every promise He has made to his followers.
This past Sunday at church, we sang “Goodness of God.” It reminded me of this awesome fact: that despite my own rebellion; despite the hurt and pain that we often experience; despite the world seeming to fall apart, God is faithful. This is a song of worship meant to be sung directly to God.
I hope you enjoy it. I hope you sing it.