Friday, March 26, 2010
His own special treasure
His own special treasure.
What exalted language!
Is this a rich man talking of a precious stone?
A lover speaking of his fiancee?
A pirate referring to his buried treasure chest?
No. It is God, speaking of His people...
Deuteronomy 26:16 “Today the Lord your God has commanded you to obey all these decrees and regulations. So be careful to obey them wholeheartedly.
17 You have declared today that the Lord is your God. And you have promised to walk in his ways, and to obey his decrees, commands, and regulations, and to do everything he tells you.
18 The Lord has declared today that you are his people, his own special treasure, just as he promised, and that you must obey all his commands.
19 And if you do, he will set you high above all the other nations he has made. Then you will receive praise, honor, and renown.
You will be a nation that is holy to the Lord your God, just as he promised.”
His own special treasure!