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Verse of the Day (March 11, 2020)

Verse of the Day (March 11, 2020) #BMSeminary – Why did God choose Israel to be “a people for his treasured possession” (v. 6)? It was not because of any good quality inherent in them (v. 7), but because of his love for them and his faithfulness to the promise made to Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob (v. 8). Since God so loved Israel, Israel was to respond by loving God and keeping his commandments (vv. 9–11). Similarly, the apostle Paul says, “In love [God] predestined us for adoption as sons through Jesus Christ” (Eph. 1:4–5). Like Israel, we were chosen because of God’s love for us that was expressed before we could try to claim anything inherent in us or accomplished by us. So, as the undistinguished people of Israel were to respond in obedience to God’s inexplicable “treasuring” of them, we too respond by loving God and keeping his commandments (1 John 4:19; John 14:15). (Gospel Transformaton Study Bible)

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