God Himself answered this very question. So why did God choose Israel? God wanted Israel to be a model nation, a group of people through whom other peoples could learn vitally important lessons. Moses reminded the Israelites of this important concept prior to their entering Canaan. An important point to note is that God intended for Israel to serve—be a servant—to God and to be a blessing to other nations. Unfortunately, ancient Israel forsook God, yet because of their opportunity to serve God, they often wrongfully thought of themselves as superior to other peoples.
The animal sacrifices have been replaced by the sacrifice of Jesus, but the laws of God remain for Christians today. While God chose to work with the ancient nation of Israel, this decision did not exclude people of other nations gentiles from coming to understand God and serve Him. Though a Moabite by birth 1 Now it came to pass, in the days when the judges ruled, that there was a famine in the land.
And a certain man of Bethlehem, Judah, went to dwell in the country of Moab, he and his wife and his two sons. Daily Morning Awesomeness 40 Photos.
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Daily Morning Awesomeness 35 Photos. By: Bob Jan 20, 3 - Various - How The Gods K̶i̶l̶l̶ Chill For the men who were with me did not see the vision; but a great quaking fell on them, so that they fled to hide themselves.
Therefore I was left 3 - Various - How The Gods K̶i̶l̶l̶ Chilland saw this great vision, and there remained no strength in me. For my beauty was turned within me to corruption, and I kept no strength. Yet I heard the voice of his words.
And when I heard the voice of his words, then I was in a deep sleep on my face, and my face was toward the ground. And behold, 3 - Various - How The Gods K̶i̶l̶l̶ Chill hand touched me, which set me shaking on my knees and the palms of my hands. And he said to me, O Daniel, a man greatly beloved, understand the words that I speak to you, and stand upright.
For to you I am now sent. And when he had spoken this 3 - Various - How The Gods K̶i̶l̶l̶ Chill to me, I stood trembling. But while they made ready, an ecstasy fell on him. And he 3 - Various - How The Gods K̶i̶l̶l̶ Chill the heaven opened and a certain vessel like a sheet coming down to him, being bound at the four corners and let down to the earth; in which were all the four-footed animals of the earth, and the wild beasts, and the reptiles, and the birds of the heaven.
And a voice came to him, saying, Rise, Peter! Kill and eat! But Peter said, Not so, Lord, for I have never eaten anything that is common or unclean. And the voice spoke to him again the second time, What God has made clean, you do not call common. This happened three times, and the vessel was received up again into the heaven. And they called and asked if Simon whose last name is Peter was staying there. And while Peter thought on the vision, the Spirit said to him, Behold, three men are looking for you.
Therefore arise and go down and go with them without doubting, for I have sent them. And going down to the men, those sent to him from Cornelius, Peter said, Behold, I am the one you are seeking. For what reason have you come? And they said, Cornelius the centurion, a just man and one who fears God, and one of good report among all the nation of the Jews, was warned from God by a holy angel to send for you to come to his house and to hear words from you.
Then he called them in and lodged them. And on the next day Peter went away with them, 3 - Various - How The Gods K̶i̶l̶l̶ Chill certain brothers from Joppa went with him. We have a similar reaction to the Word of God as it was spoken in truth in the Garden of Gethsemane as they arrived to arrest Jesus. They approached Him, John Jesus, knowing all things that were coming upon Him, went out and said to them, Whom do you seek? They answered Him, Jesus of Nazareth. Then as soon as He had Variatio 25 A 2 Clav.
- Glenn Gould Plays Bach* - Glenn Gould Plays Bach (The Collectors Edition) to them, I AM, they 3 - Various - How The Gods K̶i̶l̶l̶ Chill backward and fell to the ground. Contact with the Living God, the maker of heaven and earth, leaves a permanent mark on the recipient. But Scripture also records our physical manifestations to the works and presence of God which we cannot see. My experience also supports this.
Will you not tremble at My presence, I who have placed the sand for the boundary of the sea by a never-ending decree, so 3 - Various - How The Gods K̶i̶l̶l̶ Chill it cannot pass it? And though they toss themselves, yet they cannot prevail; though its waves roar, yet they cannot pass over it?
When God asks a question, it is good that we learn the answer and then live that answer, for that is His expectation of us. In this case, it is good and fitting and proper that we fear God. Trembling, shaking and tears are typical human manifestations of fear. It is not unreasonable, therefore, that we demonstrate them before even the unseen presence of God.
Indeed, it is to be expected, for in the presence of God we cannot even stand in our fleshy and sinful bodies. Isaiah adds to this understanding saying:. But to this one I will look, to the afflicted and contrite spirit, and the one who trembles at My Word.
Ezra adds further to this idea adding that in addition to trembling, he was dumb, unable to speak. Again, another typical human manifestation as a result of fear:. And I remained dumb until the evening sacrifice. The Prophet Ezra brought the Word of the Lord back to the Hebrews after a long absence from it and for three days the Word of the Lord was read aloud so that all may hear and know.
As the Law was read, the Word began to affect changes in the hearers as Nehemiah says, they all began to weep:. Do not mourn or weep. For all the people wept when they heard the words of the Law.
The weeping of the Hebrews was not out of an emotional manipulation or a mass hysteria, but as a direct result of the Word of God.
It brought to them the fact or their sinful nature and disobedience to God. Their leaders even sought to stop the weeping, but to no avail. The Word of the Law spoke to Hebrew hearts and minds in such a profound way that it brought them to tears. The presence of the Holy Spirit, though unseen and intangible, can and does do the same to us today. Weeping over our sin and our failures to keep the Word of the Lord, is as relevant today as it was for Ezra.
Thousands of years have passed and the Son of God has come and lived among us, yet we are no less sinful as they were. Indeed, once could argue the point that perhaps Houses - Curasan - Curasangre! have even more to weep for, than those whom Ezra served. Weeping for sin is a good sign, for it means we are teachable and have a heart which God can use.
It shows that we are sensitive to God and to the Word of the Lord.
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