Jeremiah 24:7 “And I will give them an heart to know me, that I am the LORD: and they shall be my people, and I will be their God: for they shall return unto me with their whole heart.”
The blessings of God are greatly disproportionate to those which we deserve. For simply declaring ourselves His people, we get the Lord Himself as our God. By being one of His, the Lord molds our hearts so that we can draw ever closer to Him. Yet, we should never take the responsibility of being His people lightly.
Being one of God’s people means that we are expected to be faithful; we are expected to have strong testimonies characterized by distinction from the world around us. The Lord has no expectation of the unsaved to act anything other than unsaved. They are not expected to be salt and light to the world around them; however, we are. Absent our salinity and luminosity, the world should be expected to drift away from God. When our nation strays from God’s plan then there is only one population group to blame – those whom God would call “my people.”
PLEASE PRAY FOR GOD’S PEOPLE IN THIS LAND TO ACT AS HIS PEOPLE SHOULD. God offers us a heart to know Him. Instead, our hearts have strayed and the nation has naturally strayed along with us.