I caused
Exodus 19:5
Now if you will listen to Me and carefully keep My covenant, you will be My own possession out of all the peoples, although all the earth is Mine,
Exodus 19:6
and you will be My kingdom of priests and My holy nation. These are the words that you are to say to the Israelites."
Deuteronomy 4:7
For what great nation is there that has a god near to it as the LORD our God is [to us] whenever we call to Him?
Deuteronomy 26:18
And today the LORD has affirmed that you are His special people as He promised you, that you are to keep all His commands,
Deuteronomy 32:10-15
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He found him in a desolate land, in a barren, howling wilderness; He surrounded him, cared for him, and guarded him as the pupil of His eye.
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He watches over His nest like an eagle and hovers over His young; He spreads His wings, catches him, and lifts him up on His pinions.
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The LORD alone led him, with no help from a foreign god.
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He made him ride on the heights of the land and eat the produce of the field. He nourished him with honey from the rock and oil from flintlike rock,
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cream from the herd and milk from the flock, with the fat of lambs, rams from Bashan, and goats, with the choicest grains of wheat; you drank wine from the finest grapes.
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Then Jeshurun became fat and rebelled-- you became fat, bloated, and gorged. He abandoned the God who made him and scorned the Rock of his salvation.
Psalm 135:4
For the LORD has chosen Jacob for Himself, Israel as His treasured possession.
Psalm 147:20
He has not done this for any nation; they do not know [His] judgments. Hallelujah!
for a name
Jeremiah 33:9
This city will bear on My behalf a name of joy, praise, and glory before all the nations of the earth, who will hear of all the good I will do for them. They will tremble with awe because of all the good and all the peace I will bring about for them.
Isaiah 43:21
The people I formed for Myself will declare My praise.
Isaiah 62:12
And they will be called the Holy People, the LORD's Redeemed; and you will be called Cared For, A City Not Deserted.
1 Peter 2:9
But you are a chosen race, a royal priesthood, a holy nation, a people for His possession, so that you may proclaim the praises of the One who called you out of darkness into His marvelous light.
but
Jeremiah 13:10
These evil people, who refuse to listen to Me, who walk in the stubbornness of their own hearts, and who have followed other gods to serve and worship-- they will be like this underwear, of no use whatsoever.
Jeremiah 6:17
I appointed watchmen over you [and said:] Listen for the sound of the ram's horn. But they protested: We won't listen!
Psalm 81:11
"But My people did not listen to Me; Israel did not obey Me.
John 5:37-40
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The Father who sent Me has Himself testified about Me. You have not heard His voice at any time, and you haven't seen His form.
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You don't have His word living in you, because you don't believe the One He sent.
39
You pore over the Scriptures because you think you have eternal life in them, yet they testify about Me.
40
And you are not willing to come to Me that you may have life.