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Pastor’s Newsletter Article

This is the latest of the articles Pastor Richert writes for the monthly church newsletter.

Be Mine

Throughout Scripture we are told over and over again that God has chosen us to belong to Him. He told Israel in Deut. 7:6, “The Lord your God has chosen you to be a people for His own possession out of all the peoples who are on the face of the earth.” God explained that He did not choose them because they were special, but simply because He loved them (v.8).

The Psalmist reminds us, “Know that the Lord Himself is God; it is He who made us and not we ourselves; we are His people and the sheep of His pasture” (Ps. 100:3). God created us and designed us to enjoy a personal relationship with Him. Peter tells us, “You are a chosen race, a royal priesthood, a holy nation, a people for God’s own possession” (1 Pet. 1:9). God has chosen us to belong to Him.

Just like Israel, God didn’t choose us because we were anything special. He chose us because he loved us. “See how great a love the Father has bestowed on us, that we should be called children of God” (1 Jn. 3:1). Isn’t it amazing that God loves us and wants us to be His children? Let’s live like God’s children. “Be imitators of God, as beloved children; and walk in love, just as Christ also loved you” (Eph. 5:1).

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