Saturday, May 14, 2011

A Called Out People

And Haman said unto king Ahasuerus, There is a certain people scattered abroad and dispersed among the people in all the provinces of thy kingdom; and their laws [are] diverse from all people; neither keep they the king's laws: therefore it [is] not for the king's profit to suffer them. [Esther 3.8]

One of God's purposes in giving his law to Israel was to make them different from all other people. Haman recognized something different and unique in the Jews and he hated them for it. Under the new covenant god wants his people to be also seperate and set apart from all the ungodliness in this world we live in. He wants the church to be a holy and pure people! (What happen) Just like it was in Easters time the world still hates God's people, because we are different. The Christain will not and cannot except the behavior and the accepted livestyles and the practrices of most people in the world today. It is sin!  When we follow Jesus and his teaching we will think, talk, and act differently than those that do not follow the teachings of our lord.  We should not show ourselves as a odd or defiant people, but we are to live in such a way that others will be able to see the life, the hope, and the righteous standards of god in our lives. Through our walk with the Lord the unsaved might make the choice to serve Him.

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