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Tuesday, October 24, 2023

The Remnant

Leviticus 26: 44-45

“44 Yet in spite of this, when they are in the land of their enemies, I will not reject them or abhor them so as to destroy them completely, breaking my covenant with them. I am the Lord their God. 45 But for their sake I will remember the covenant with their ancestors whom I brought out of Egypt in the sight of the nations to be their God. I am the Lord.”

God began His work with Israel through a covenant with one person, a man named Abraham. From Abraham a nation was born.  And these people were to be God’s people, the light shining in the darkness showing other nations the path to God.

Reading through the Old Testament, you find that the Israelites had a history of turning away from God, suffering, turning back to God, prospering, and beginning the cycle over again, and again.  

Each time, a remnant of them survived, and God renewed His covenant with them.  Eventually, Christ was born from such a remnant.

Christ’s ministry began with just twelve disciples.  They traveled to small villages and towns, healing, preaching, performing acts of kindness.

The work of God begins with small things; small groups, small gestures, small actions.  Eventually these small things have great results.  

God uses the small, the remnant, for the good of the whole world.

May the love of Christ be with you,

Rev. Eric Lanier (Retired)

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