['esher] is the nation [gowy] whose
God ['elohiym] is the LORD [Yahovah]; and the people [`am] whom
he hath chosen [bachar] for his own inheritance
is the nation whose God is the LORD, the people whom he has chosen as his
There are two things that make the connection between a people and God. First, the people know Him as Jehovah. This is the personal name of the unique person of the universe, both God and man in one person, namely Jesus Christ. And second, God has chosen these same ones who, through His own name, have recognized Him.
We call this recognition, faith in Christ.
The nation consists of the collection of people who have one thing in common, and that is that they all belong to the same nation. They all entered into citizenship in that nation, in the very same way. They all believed in Christ.
The nation is Gods nation, not mans. The nation is headquartered in heaven, not on this earth or anywhere in this universe.
The God that everyone recognizes, is Jehovah, which is the personal name of God, which means that He is deity, and being capable of sitting, then He is a man as well.
God is the Lord, means that God is a man, and also means that the man is God.
There is only one unique person who fits that description, namely Jesus Christ.
The name Jehovah means, self-existent one. He is eternal, and the source and sustainer of all that is. That means power and authority over all that is.
This is a relationship.
He chose those who chose Him. He foreknew, since eternity past, those who would choose Him. Gods choice is in the form of accepting those who would choose Him, of which He made that choice freely available to everyone.
Unfortunately many do not choose Him.
Such a nation is blessed and happy, because God is a real God. He is eternal and omnipotent and not only an unselfish God, but a very generous and just, God.
We are His Heritage.
Heritage, ‘nachalah,’ which refers to that or those who possess value, are worth preserving, having passed down through many generations, an allotment.
And believers in Christ, possess all of those qualities, beginning with faith in Christ, and having received within themselves, from God, eternal life, and continuing with doctrine for those who advance toward completion due to their continued daily studies, of Hid word, not theirs.
There are many nations, representing many beliefs, but only one nation, which believes in the one truth, is Gods chosen.
God is truth, and truth chooses truth. Truth never chooses lies or false things. And, lies and false things can never be truth.
Which also means that anything you do, even as a believer, that is not in accordance with Gods principles, precepts, mandates, and such, then to the extent that you choose the false, you are outside of God will. The false cannot mix with the truth.
Then the only reason that you have a relationship with God, and are a member of His family and nation, if in deed you are pursuing false things, is because of your faith in Christ, which is truth, and big component of truth at that, for obvious reasons.
Nothing of your efforts or works or false beliefs or attitudes, have anything to do with your relationship or value, which God has established for you.
Because we are chosen to be His, then we will be with Him forever.
An inheritance, when you receive it, belongs to you and to no one else.
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