Right Living

The Israelites were God’s special people. Why did God choose them to be His people? Because God wanted these people to show His glory to the world. God wanted the Israelites to tell other people about Him through the way they lived. God expected the Israelites to encourage people to make God the ruler of their lives.
But the Israelites failed to follow God. God told them to do special things to worship Him. The Israelites did these things without love. Often they stopped worshiping God and worshiped false gods instead. The Israelites were not truly living for God.
Verse 8b of our Bible Reading today says, “This is what the Lord wants from you: Be fair to other people. Love kindness and loyalty. Live humbly with your God.” These are good words for Christians today, too. If we do these things, we will make God the ruler of our lives. Choose today to do things that will please God.