I found the chart of verses on another website but I added a few myself. The Preacher who posted this was preaching the God’s desire is to be your God. He is right. But what does it take to be God’s people, and for Him to be our God?
Apparently from the History found in the Bible, it is not by birth, national identity, or even culture.
Don’t confuse “Being God’s People” with Salvation. Salvation is totally free, nothing we can do to earn it, and given by the Grace of God. But “Being God’s People” is a different matter.
From the pages of the Bible it seems that to be God’s People we must be actively living a lifestyle, dong something called “Worship”, and conversely avoiding sins, and things that displease God.
I’m Going to stop here, post the chart, and let you think about what I have said. Come up with your own List of what you need to do to Be God’s people. Later I will revisit this topic and see if we can come to consensus on how to live so that we are God’s and he is Ours.
You are God’s desire! Gods wants us to be His people, and He wants to be our God! This is God’s heart cry throughout the Bible: You shall be My people, and I shall be your God
|Geneses 17:8||And I will give unto thee, and to thy seed after thee, the land wherein thou art a stranger, all the land of Canaan, for an everlasting possession; and I will be their God.|
|Exodus 6:7||“I will take you as My people, and I will be your God.”|
|Exodus 29:45||And I will dwell among the children of Israel, and will be their God.|
|Leviticus 26:12||“‘I will walk among you and be your God, and you shall be My people.’”|
|Leviticus 26:45||that I might be their God: I am the Lord.|
Hear, O my people, and I will speak; O Israel, and I
will testify against thee:|
I am God, even thy God.
|Psalm 81:10||I am the Lord thy God, which brought thee out of the land of Egypt:|
|“But this is what I commanded them, saying, ‘Obey My voice, and I will be your God, and you shall be My people.’”|
|Jeremiah 11:4||“‘So shall you be My people, and I will be your God’”|
|“‘Then I will give them a heart to know Me, that I am the Lord; and they shall be My people, and I will be their God’”|
|Jeremiah 30:22||“‘You shall be My people, and I will be your God.|
|Jeremiah 31:33||“I will be their God, and they shall be My people.”|
|Jeremiah 32:38||And they shall be my people, and I will be their God:|
|Ezekiel 11:20||“that they may walk in My statutes and keep My judgments and do them; and they shall be My people, and I will be their God.”|
Ezekiel 14:11 ||“that the house of Israel may no longer stray from Me, nor be profaned anymore with all their transgressions, but that they may be My people and I may be their God”|
|Ezekiel 20:5,7,19,20||I am the Lord your God; walk in my statutes, and keep my judgments, and do them; And hallow my sabbaths; and they shall be a sign between me and you, that ye may know that I am the Lord your God.|
Ezekiel 36:28 ||“Then you shall dwell in the land that I gave to your fathers; you shall be My people, and I will be your God.”|
|Ezekiel 37:23||“They shall not defile themselves anymore with their idols, nor with their detestable things, nor with any of their transgressions; but I will deliver them from all their dwelling places in which they have sinned, and will cleanse them. Then they shall be My people, and I will be their God.”|
|Ezekiel 37:27||“My tabernacle also shall be with them; indeed I will be their God, and they shall be My people.”|
|Isaiah 54:13||And all thy children shall be taught of the Lord; and great shall be the peace of thy children.|
Hosea 2:23 (Gentiles)
|“Then I will say to those who were not My people, ‘You are My people!’ And they shall say, ‘You are my God!’”|
|Zechariah 8:8||“‘I will bring them back, and they shall dwell in the midst of Jerusalem. They shall be My people and I will be their God’”|
|“They will call on My name, and I will answer them. I will say, ‘This is My people’; and each one will say, ‘The Lord is my God.’”|
|2 Corinthians 6:16||“I will dwell in them and walk among them. I will be their God, and they shall be My people”|
|“For this is the covenant that I will make with the house of Israel after those days, says the Lord: I will put My laws in their mind and write them on their hearts; and I will be their God, and they shall be My people.”|
Revelation 21:1 -3
||Now I saw a new heaven and a new earth, for the first heaven and the first earth had passed away. Also there was no more sea.|
|Then I, John, saw the holy city, New Jerusalem, coming down out of heaven from God, prepared as a bride adorned for her husband.|
|And I heard a loud voice from heaven saying, “Behold, the tabernacle of God is with men, and He will dwell with them, and they shall be His people. God Himself will be with them and be their God.”|