Today’s lesson is overflowing with information about God’s covenants. In fact, the lesson is so important, you may want to read week four, day three, One in a Million: Journey to Your Promised Land more than once! On page 89, Priscilla Shirer writes that God wanted to do something for His people. Using her words, I replaced the word “Israel” or “them” with the word “me” and found a different meaning from the lesson. Here is how it looks:
“He wanted to make ME His Holy nation, a nation set apart for His services and purposes. He also wanted ME as His treasured possession, meaning that I would be highly valued and cherished. The Lord wanted ME to serve as His kingdom of priests, meaning I would have full access to God and would serve as His ambassador to the world.”
Please read the paragraph above, and imagine yourself in the words.
Priscilla Shirer Quotes
- Closeness between us and the Father is impossible without the divine intervention called grace.
- When we accept Christ, God adopts us into His family.
- All Biblical covenants are initiated by God, not humans.
Today’s Scripture Verses (NASB)
Draw near to God and He will draw near to you Cleanse your hands, you sinners; and purify your hearts, you double-minded. James 4:8
“For you are a holy people to the LORD your God, and the LORD has chosen you to be a people for His own possession out of all the peoples who are on the face of the earth. Deuteronomy 14:2
Search me, O God, and know my heart; Try me and know my anxious thoughts; And see if there be any hurtful way in me, And lead me in the everlasting way. Psalm 139:23-24
But you are A CHOSEN RACE, A royal PRIESTHOOD, A HOLY NATION, A PEOPLE FOR God’s OWN POSSESSION, so that you may proclaim the excellencies of Him who has called you out of darkness into His marvelous light. 1 Peter 2:9
On page 91 of your workbook, Priscilla created a list of eight important covenants from the Bible. Write these on a notecard, and read the corresponding verses as a reminder of God’s conditional and unconditional covenants.