Exo. 7:15-16 - Go to Pharaoh in the morning as he is going out to the water, …16 " You shall say to him, 'The LORD, the God of the Hebrews, sent me to you, saying, " Let My people go, that they may serve Me in the wilderness. NASU
Exo. 8:1 - Then the LORD said to Moses, "Go to Pharaoh and say to him, 'Thus says the LORD, "Let My people go, that they may serve Me.
In Exodus Chapters 7-10 God says, 12 times the Hebrews are to be let go so they can "serve" the Almighty God. The Hebrews were chosen by the Almighty God to "serve" Him and not chosen to receive salvation. However, if they served Him correctly this would result in them being saved from an eternity separated from the Almighty God.
Some people erroneously believe that all Jewish people are going to be saved simply because of their Jewish nationality, but this is not true. People who lived in the Old Testament days would be saved because of their relationship with God.
The Hebrews had their Exodus where they were called out of Egypt. So have sinners had their "exodus" where we have been called out of "darkness". Now that we have been called out of "darkness" what are we to be doing? Peter tells us very plainly now that we have been called out of darkness and we are to "PROCLAIM" the excellencies of God Almighty.
In other words, we have not been called to be "saved" we have been called to "serve" the LORD God, Almighty by proclaiming the excellencies of Him.
Look what God has done for us: He has made us a Chosen Race, A Royal Priesthood, A Holy Nation, A People for God's own possession, we once were NOT the people of God, whereas now we ARE the people of God, we once were without mercy, but now we have received God's MERCY.
Now that we have this knowledge of what God has done for us it is our turn to PROCLAIM how great our God truly is because after all we have been called to "serve".
Think About This:
The smallest good deed is better than the grandest intention.
Gary A. Serago
Minister of God's Word
Gary A Serago.