“The LORD your God has chosen you to be a people for his treasured possession, out of all the peoples who are on the face of the earth.” Deuteronomy 7:6
Do you ever doubt your worth? Do you struggle with self-esteem issues? Do you regularly participate in a bit of self-loathing when you look in the mirror? May I offer you a word of encouragement in the most pastoral way that I can—stop it!
Throughout the Scriptures, God reveals that He has chosen a special people for Himself. He’s chosen them to for His special purposes. Out of all the people who walk the earth, God has chosen a people to be His treasured possession.
For those who have responded to the call of the Gospel—those who have placed their faith in Jesus Christ—you are part of God’s chosen covenant community! This should put a smile on your face and a hop in your step. It should cause you to worship God for the grace and mercy that He has shown to you.
And, this should give you a high view of yourself. Because God loves you so much that He sent His Son, Jesus, to die on a cross to redeem you and welcome you into God’s family. He chose you!
You are worthy, because He is worthy!
Lord, help me see the reality of your deep love for me. Help me to understand that I am chosen by you. Help me to comprehend the reality that I am your treasured possession. Grant me a heart of praise because of your goodness to me. Amen.
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