Today’s Scripture Selection: Deuteronomy 14:2

“…for you are a people holy to the LORD your God.  Out of all the peoples on the face of the earth, the LORD has chosen you to be his treasured possession.”

Are you God’s “treasured possession”?  The Scripture says you are.

God chose the people of Abraham; Isaac; Jacob – and by extension – the people “adopted” into that sacred heritage – as His own treasured possession.

Much conflict has been waged; and still rages today over that claim.  And, sadly, even the “people of the Book” have waged war with one another time and again.  In fact, in some parts of the world, it is raging right now.  Human nature and international conflict have a nasty way of sidetracking God’s intention for humanity.

But, nevertheless, the wonderful promise remains.

God values people of all types and all walks of life.

I like the way Scripture puts it when it claims that He is the “Good Shepherd” and we are his beloved flock.

Or, to put it still another way – we are family.

The family of God: has a nice ring to it, don’t you think?

So, regardless of whether you are in or come from a happy family situation or not – consider this: God wants you in His family – for all eternity.

What could be better than that?

Prayer: Heavenly Father, thank you, for lovingly claiming me as your own.  AMEN.


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