If ye were of the world, the world would love his own: but because ye are not of the world, but I have chosen you out of the world, therefore the world hateth you.
John 15: 19
Throughout the scriptures we find that God moves mightily in the lives of people who are modest, deserted and have no proper standing with this world. This nature or attribute of God’s work often portray to us his vast mercies and endless compassions for his people. In the following books of the written word, we find God chose a peculiar nation called Israel as His own special people to reveal Himself and work wonders among them for His glory. This choice was based solely on his love for the nation and its forefathers. The following Scriptures support my statement.
Because he loved your forefathers and chose their descendants after them, he brought you out of Egypt by his Presence and his great strength. Deuteronomy 4:37,
Yet the LORD set his affection on your forefathers and loved them, and he chose you, their descendants, above all the nations, as it is today. Deuteronomy 10:15
But now, this is what the LORD says– he who created you, O Jacob (Israel) he who formed you, O Israel “Fear not, for I have redeemed you; I have summoned you by name; you are mine. When you pass through the waters, I will be with you; and when you pass through the rivers, they will not sweep over you. When you walk through the fire, you will not be burned; the flames will not set you ablaze. For I am the LORD, you’re God, the Holy One of Israel, your Savior; I give Egypt for your ransom, Cush and Seba in your stead. Since you are precious and honored in my sight, and because I love you, I will give men in exchange for you, and people in exchange for your life. Isaiah 43:1-4
Our God has never changed through the ages. He remains to be Our Alpha and Omega, Our creator and our redeemer. His act on the cross marked the beginning of a new age. A new race and a new nation was birthed through His sacrifice on the Cross. Romans 10:11-13 declares
Anyone who believes in him will never be put to shame. For there is no difference between Jew and Gentile—the same Lord is Lord of all and richly blesses all who call on him, for, “Everyone who calls on the name of the Lord will be saved.”
Romans 10:14-32 furthermore talks about us (Gentiles) being engrafted to the family God.
Beloved if you have given your life to Jesus Christ this morning, know that you are a part of God’s Family, You have indeed been purchased through the precious blood of the Lamb. Hence there no longer exists a difference between a Jew and a Greek or a gentile. You are His chosen generation clamped together through His eternal Spirit. This he did so we could be his eternal inheritance, his pride and his joy.Galatians 3:28 Declares
There is neither Jew nor Greek, slave nor free, male nor female, for you are all one in Christ Jesus.
Take heart this morning for God chose you out of this world to be his very own nation or people. His mercies will not fail you because you are his beloved. Though you may go through the fire of persecution or be hated because of your faith, Rejoice dear brethren for your reward in the world to come shall be great. For I am convinced in accordance to Romans 8:35-39 that in all these things we will be more than conquerors through him (Jesus) who loves us. Neither death nor life, nor angels nor rulers, nor things present nor things to come, nor powers, nor height nor depth, nor anything else in all creation will be able to separate us from the love of God in Christ Jesus our Lord.
But you are a chosen people, a royal priesthood, a holy nation, a people belonging to God, that you may declare the praises of him who called you out of darkness into his wonderful light. 1 Peter 2:9