We Are Special Because We Are God's People
We are a people for his own possession. Although God owns everything (Exod. 19:5), we are special! We are unique. But we aren’t God’s people because we are special and unique. We are special and unique because we are God’s people! Don’t ever reverse it!
You are chosen by God; you are shown mercy by God; and the effect of that mercy is that God takes you to be his own possession. You are God's inheritance. You are the ones he aims to spend eternity with.
You may not feel special. You may not feel a part of anything that really matters. You may not feel included. You may feel alone and isolated and ordinary, but I assure you that if you know Jesus, if Jesus is precious to you, if you have trusted him as Lord and Savior you are part of a people whom God has taken unto himself out of all the people in the world. You are his and he is yours. You hold irrevocable citizenship in the greatest and most glorious nation in the history of mankind: the Church of Jesus Christ.
This article originally appeared on SamStorms.com. Used with permisson.
Sam Storms I am an Amillennial, Calvinistic, charismatic, credo-baptistic, complementarian, Christian Hedonist who loves his wife of 45 years, his two daughters, his four grandchildren, books, baseball, movies, and all things Oklahoma University. In 2008 Sam became Lead Pastor for Preaching and Vision at Bridgeway Church in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma. Sam is on the Board of Directors of Desiring God, and also serves as a member of the Council of The Gospel Coalition. Sam is a past President of the Evangelical Theological Society, and currently serves on its Executive Committee.
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