The Chosen People of Israel

God chose the Israelite people to show his glory to the world.

Not because they were the large in number.

The LORD did not set His affection on you and choose you because you were more numerous than other peoples, for you were the fewest of all peoples.

God’s desire for Israel was that they would go and teach others about Him.

Israel was to be a nation of priests, prophets, and missionaries to the world.

God’s intent was for Israel to be a distinct people, a nation who pointed others towards God and His promised provision of a Redeemer, Messiah, and Savior.

For the most part, Israel failed in this task.

However, God’s ultimate purpose for Israel—that of bringing the Messiah into the world—was fulfilled perfectly in the Person of Jesus Christ. he said