Sunnyvale Shout Out #13
yourselves have seen what I did to the Egyptians, and
how I bore you on eagles' wings, and brought you to Myself.
then, if you will indeed obey My voice and keep My covenant, then you shall be
My own possession among all the peoples, for all the earth is Mine;
(6) and you
shall be to Me a kingdom of priests and a holy nation.' These are the words
that you shall speak to the sons of Israel."
It is important to understand
that God is offering a great blessing to us…similar to what He offered Israel
at the foot of Mt. Sinai. He would call
them His Children, His Kingdom, His Priests and His People, while 1Peter 2:9-10 reads:
(9) But you are A CHOSEN RACE, A
royal PRIESTHOOD, A HOLY NATION, A PEOPLE FOR God's OWN POSSESSION, so that you may
proclaim the excellencies of Him who has called you out of darkness into His
(10) for you once were
NOT A PEOPLE, but now you are THE PEOPLE OF GOD; you had NOT RECEIVED MERCY,
but now you have RECEIVED MERCY.
The conditions are similar
too. Israel did not negotiate the
specifics of the Law, the condition was “…if you will indeed obey My voice and keep My covenant…” There was one idea that is at issue…will we
obey and keep the commands of God?
Similar is Matthew 28:20: “ … teaching them to observe all that I
commanded you; …”
The choice of being a part
of God’s kingdom is the choice to obey or not.
Quotes and Notes:
persons have a wrong idea of what constitutes true happiness. It is not
attained through self-gratification but through fidelity to a worthy
purpose. - Joseph Addison