God’s People

The Old Testament tells us about God’s special people, the Jews. God took care of the Jews like a loving father takes care of his children. In Deuteronomy 14:2b Moses said, “You belong to the Lord your God. From all the people in the world, the Lord chose you to be his own special people.”
Then a wonderful thing happened! God sent His Son, Jesus, to die for the sins of all people. Soon after Jesus died and arose, God offered His plan of salvation to all people in the world — both Jews and non-Jews.
This means that you and I can be God’s special people, too. In our Bible Reading today, Peter said (verse 9b), “You are a holy nation, people who belong to God. He chose you to tell about the wonderful things he has done. He brought you out of the darkness of sin into his wonderful light.”
God offers us His love, mercy and forgiveness. Take time today to thank Him for choosing you to be one of His special people.