One of the problems with being the chosen people of God is that we think we are the chosen people of God. We lose humility and begin to think of ourselves as important before God. God repeatedly challenges the arrogant thinking that we are special. Israel believed that because they were the chosen people of God that they were special because of their obedience to God and therefore would avoid judgment. Judgment would happen to the world, but the chosen people of God would be spared. God tried from the beginning to warn the people against this kind of foolish thinking.
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