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Why did the Lord God of the Holy Bible decide on the Israelites for His chosen people?

This is what Moses said, after teaching them the 10 commandments:

Deuteronomy 7: 6-8:

"For thou art an holy people unto the LORD thy God: the LORD thy God has chosen thee to be a special people unto himself, above all people that are upon the face of the earth."

"The LORD did not set his love upon you, nor choose you, because you were more in number than any people; for ye were the fewest of all people:"

"But because the LORD loved you, and because he would keep the oath which he had sworn unto your fathers, has the LORD brought you out with a mighty hand, and redeemed you out of the house of bondment, from the hand of Pharaoh king of Egypt."

Who were the Israelites "fathers" Moses was referring to?

Adam, Noah, Shem and Abraham.


The Lord made a covenant with Abram, aka Abraham, who was a descendant of Noah's son Shem, promising to be the God for Abraham and his descendants forever.

And that Abraham's seed would become a great nation in the land of Canaan (Israel) for ever.

"And I will establish my covenant between me and thee and thy seed after thee in their generations for an everlasting covenant, to be a God unto thee, and to thy seed after thee (Genesis 17:7).

"And I will bless them that bless thee, and curse him that curses thee: and in thee shall all families of the earth be blessed" (Genesis 12:1-3; 13:14-18; 15).

"In the same day the LORD made a covenant with Abram, saying, Unto thy seed have I given this land, from the river of Egypt unto the great river, the river Euphrates." (Genesis 15:18-21).


Abraham's wife sarai, aka Sarah, was barren; she had no child. But the Lord promised them that they would have a son named Isaac when she was 99 and Abraham was 100 years old (Genesis 17:15-19).

they thought it was a joke, but the Lord assured them:

"Sarah thy wife shall bear thee a son indeed; and thou shalt call his name Isaac: and I will establish my covenant with him for an everlasting covenant, and with his seed after him" (Genesis 17:19).

The Birth, Growth and Exodus of Israel

Abraham's grandson through Isaac was named Jacob aka Israel: the land of israel's namesake.

Israel's favorite son, Joseph, was sold into slavery in Egypt by the Midianites after his own jealous brothers assaulted him and sold him to their cousins, the Ishmeelites (Genesis 37).

But the Lord blessed Joseph and he arose to second-in-command in Egypt under Pharaoh. The Israelites grew strong and powerful in numbers in Egypt and that fact worried some of the Egyptians.

A different Pharaoh took the throne, then the Israelites were held in bondage and intentionally overworked to make them forget about worshiping God.

Haplessly, the many-different-god-worshipping Egyptians fought against the one true God: the Jewish Israelite's God.

Moses was born into the Israelite clan in Egypt. And along with his brother Aaron was selected by God to lead Israel's descendants out of the land of Egypt.

The Passover

The night the Israelites left Egypt is known as the Passover: a religious celebration that the Jewish people hold annually to this day (Exodus 12).

It was during the Passover, when many sacrificial sheep are slain, that Jesus Christ was crucified, died, was buried, arose and ascended into Heaven soon after.

This is why He is known as "The Lamb That Was Slain" (Revelation 5).

He voluntarily died on the cross for the remissions of the worlds sins. And He offers the gift of eternal life to all those who believe in Him.

The Gentiles, Christianity and the New Testament

The Jews were first in line, then the Lord included non-Jews aka Gentiles to also be His people.

Non-Jews are able to be "grafted" in to the "chosen people" family by accepting Jesus Christ as their Lord and Savior (Romans 11).

Grafting is the technique of implanting stems, shoots or branches into the original tree: the way horticulturalists do with olive trees for example.

Christianity was introduced into the world as a new testament.

Jesus is the mediator of the new Testament, that by means of death, for the redemption of the transgressions that were under the first testament, they which are called might receive the promise of eternal inheritance (Hebrews 9:15).

In the place of animal sacrifice for the forgiveness of sin, the Holy Lord Jesus Christ laid down His own life as a sacrifice for the remission of the world's sins.

We are all sinners. None of us deserve the mercy, grace and gift of eternal life that is the Gospel of Jesus Christ.

But if you accept the Lord today then you, too, will be on the road to being gifted by His promise of everlasting life, living with Him as our God in His approaching and everlasting kingdom.

Long live the Gospel of Jesus Christ!




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