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No one could ever grasp how treasured the Israelites were to the Lord. Egypt was literally destroyed because they would or could not grasp the depth of love God had for his people. But it is equally critical to realize that God did not free his people to be a kingdom of warriors; neither did he free them to be a kingdom of merchants—No, he freed them to be a Kingdom of Priests.
It is critical to realize that God calls all of his own to seek first his kingdom and righteousness—THEN all these things will be added to you. (Matt 6:33) Just as God called Israel to be a kingdom of priests, he calls us to be his ambassadors–holy and separate. We are to be in the world but not a part of it. 2 Corinthians 5:20; John 15:19, John 17:15. We have to do life. Jobs, families, friends and community all capture our time and energy. But, as with Israel, we are to aspire to be different and excited about it. Starting today—lets become a Kingdom of Priests holy and pleasing to God.
God Bless You
On the first day of the third month after the Israelites left Egypt—on that very day—they came to the Desert of Sinai. 2 After they set out from Rephidim, they entered the Desert of Sinai, and Israel camped there in the desert in front of the mountain.
3 Then Moses went up to God, and the Lord called to him from the mountain and said, “This is what you are to say to the descendants of Jacob and what you are to tell the people of Israel: 4 ‘You yourselves have seen what I did to Egypt, and how I carried you on eagles’ wings and brought you to myself. 5 Now if you obey me fully and keep my covenant, then out of all nations you will be my treasured possession. Although the whole earth is mine, 6 you[a] will be for me a kingdom of priests and a holy nation.’ These are the words you are to speak to the Israelites.”