A Special Treasure to the World…

Read: Exodus 19-21
Marked: Exodus 19:5-6, “‘Now therefore, if you will indeed obey My voice and keep My covenant, then you shall be a special treasure to Me above all people; for all the earth [is] Mine. And you shall be to Me a kingdom of priests and a holy nation.’ These [are] the words which you shall speak to the children of Israel.”

God’s intent for Israel was to make them a kingdom of priests and a holy nation to bring the knowledge of God to the nations. The covenant that God made with Abraham, to make him a great nation and be a blessing (Genesis 12:1-4), was to continue through his children, and the children of Isaac and Jacob.

We see the same covenant similarly spoken of by Peter to Christians, the spiritual children of Abraham, in 1 Peter 2:9. Christians are a chosen generation, a Royal priesthood, a holy nation meant to proclaim the good news about forgiveness of sins and represent the Lord Jesus Christ to the world.

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