MsgToday’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.”

Prayer Requests

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

Group Discussion

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.

Following Him,