God's Chosen People

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  1. drfuss

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    Israel was (is) God's chosen people. Chosen to be or do what?

    How many aspects are there concerning Israel being God chosen people?

    Are there specific scriptures to support each aspect?
     
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    For one, the line through which the Messiah would come.
    Good question. I look forward to the responses. We know from Isaiah 42:1 That Christ is The Elect of God...From other Scripture we know He is The Lamb slain from before the foundation of the world...and those who have faith in The Lamb are "in Christ", therefore also chosen "in Him" and being declared "the elect" before the foundation of the world.
     
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    "Inherit the land" comes to mind.

    Check out the Abrahamic Covenant.
     
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    Another aspect of why a chosen people is provided in I Cor. 10:1-13. ".......These things happened to them (Israel) as examples and were written down as warnings to us,....."

    This aspect is that God choose a people whose actions and God's response to those actions are examples to the world including us. Consider how different our guidance in serving the Lord would be without the Old Testament.
     
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    John Gill

    Deu 7:6 - For thou art an holy people unto the Lord thy God,.... Not sanctified in a spiritual sense, or having principles of grace and holiness in them, from whence holy actions sprang, at least not all of them; but they were separated from all other people in the world to the pure worship and service of God in an external manner, and therefore were to avoid all idolatry, and every appearance of it:

    the Lord thy God hath chosen thee to be a special people unto himself above all people that are upon the face of the earth; for special service and worship, and to enjoy special privileges and benefits, civil and religious; though they were not chosen to special grace here, and eternal glory hereafter; at least not all of them, only a remnant, according to the election of grace; yet they were typical of the chosen people of God in a special sense; who are chosen out of the world to be a peculiar people, to be holy here and happy hereafter; to enjoy communion with God in this life and that to come, as well as to serve and glorify him now and for evermore.
     
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    Chosen to more centrally bring glory to him on earth.
     

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