|Chosen People||Deuteronomy 7:6 For you are a people holy to the Lord your God. The Lord your God has chosen you to be a people for his treasured possession, out of all the peoples who are on the face of the earth.||Colossians 3:12 Put on then, as God’s chosen ones, holy and beloved, compassionate hearts, kindness, humility, meekness, and patience,|
|Holy People||Deuteronomy 14:2 For you are a people holy to the Lord your God, and the Lord has chosen you to be a people for his treasured possession, out of all the peoples who are on the face of the earth.||1 Peter 2:9 But you are a chosen race, a royal priesthood, a holy nation, a people for his own possession, that you may proclaim the excellencies of him who called you out of darkness into his marvelous light.|
|Redeemed People||Exodus 15:13 You have led in your steadfast love the people whom you have redeemed; you have guided them by your strength to your holy abode.||Galatians 3:13 Christ redeemed us from the curse of the law by becoming a curse for us—for it is written, Cursed is everyone who is hanged on a tree—|
|Chosen because of God’s love||Deuteronomy 7:7-8 It was not because you were more in number than any other people that the Lord set his love on you and chose you, for you were the fewest of all peoples, but it is because the Lord loves you and is keeping the oath that he swore to your fathers, that the Lord has brought you out with a mighty hand and redeemed you from the house of slavery, from the hand of Pharaoh king of Egypt.|
|Receive a special punishment||Amos 3:2 You only have I known of all the families of the earth; therefore I will punish you for all your iniquities.||Hebrews 10:28-31 Anyone who has set aside the law of Moses dies without mercy on the evidence of two or three witnesses. How much worse punishment, do you think, will be deserved by the one who has trampled underfoot the Son of God, and has profaned the blood of the covenant by which he was sanctified, and has outraged the Spirit of grace? For we know him who said, Vengeance is mine; I will repay. And again, The Lord will judge his people. It is a fearful thing to fall into the hands of the living God.|
|Received mercy||Numbers 14:20. Then the Lord said, I have pardoned, according to your word.||1 Peter 2:10. Once you were not a people, but now you are God’s people; once you had not received mercy, but now you have received mercy.|
|Elect people||Romans 11:7. What then? Israel failed to obtain what it was seeking. The elect obtained it, but the rest were hardened,||Titus 1:1. Paul, a servant of God and an apostle of Jesus Christ, for the sake of the faith of God’s elect and their knowledge of the truth, which accords with godliness,|
|Called children of God||Deuteronomy 14:1. You are the sons of the Lord your God. You shall not cut yourselves or make any baldness on your foreheads for the dead.||Matthew 6:9. Pray then like this: Our Father in heaven, hallowed be your name.|
|Forgiven by God||Numbers 14:20. And Jehovah saith, `I have forgiven, according to thy word;|
|Has a High Priest appointed by God||Hebrews 5:1-4 1. For every high priest chosen from among men is appointed to act on behalf of men in relation to God, to offer gifts and sacrifices for sins. … 4. And no one takes this honor for himself, but only when called by God, just as Aaron was.||Hebrews 9:11 But when Christ appeared as a high priest of the good things that have come, then through the greater and more perfect tent (not made with hands, that is, not of this creation)|
|Is promised a ‘rest’|
|Never Forsaken||Deuteronomy 31:6. Be strong and courageous. Do not fear or be in dread of them, for it is the Lord your God who goes with you. He will not leave you or forsake you. |
Deuteronomy 31:8. It is the Lord who goes before you. He will be with you; he will not leave you or forsake you. Do not fear or be dismayed.
Joshua 1:5. No man shall be able to stand before you all the days of your life. Just as I was with Moses, so I will be with you. I will not leave you or forsake you.
1 Samuel 12:22. For the Lord will not forsake his people, for his great name’s sake, because it has pleased the Lord to make you a people for himself.
|Hebrews 13:5. Keep your life free from love of money, and be content with what you have, for he has said, I will never leave you nor forsake you.|
|Speaks to His people||Deuteronomy 4:36-37. Out of heaven he let you hear his voice, that he might discipline you. And on earth he let you see his great fire, and you heard his words out of the midst of the fire. And because he loved your fathers and chose their offspring after them and brought you out of Egypt with his own presence, by his great power,||John 10:27. My sheep hear my voice, and I know them, and they follow me.|