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Tuesday September 02 2014


Old Testament: Job 35-36 Job 35-36

(Daily Reading, ESV)

Sunnyvale Shout Out #13

Exodus 19:4-6

(4) 'You yourselves have seen what I did to the Egyptians, and how I bore you on eagles' wings, and brought you to Myself.

(5) 'Now 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 marvelous light;

(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.

Richard Dowdy

Quotes and Notes:

Many 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