Posted by: Bill Hornbeck | January 6, 2015

“Indeed, He loves the people; All Your holy ones are in Your hand, And they followed in Your steps; Everyone receives of Your words.”

Today’s devotion comes from Deuteronomy 33:1-3.

“1 Now this is the blessing with which Moses the man of God blessed the sons of Israel before his death. 2 He said,

“The Lord came from Sinai,
And dawned on them from Seir;
He shone forth from Mount Paran,
And He came from the midst of ten thousand holy ones;
At His right hand there was flashing lightning for them.
“Indeed, He loves the people;
All Your holy ones are in Your hand,
And they followed in Your steps;
Everyone receives of Your words.”   Deuteronomy 33:1-3.

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Does this sound like God loves everybody or that God loves His people? 

Does this sound like resistible grace or irresistible grace? 

Does this sound like a fall from grace or preservation of the saints? 

“For you are a holy people to the Lord your God;  the Lord your God has chosen you to be a people for His own possession out of all the peoples who are on the face of the earth.”  Deuteronomy 7:6.

“But you are a chosen race, a royal priesthood, a holy nation, a people for God’s own possession, so that you may proclaim the excellencies of Him who has called you out of darkness into His marvelous light;  for you once were not a people, but now you are the people of God;  you had not received mercy, but now you have received mercy.”  1 Peter 2:9-10.

“TULIP”, the Five Points of Calvinism, the Reformed Doctrine of Salvation best summarizes Scripture and best shows God’s special love for His people:  limited to His people but unlimited in faithfulness and other fullness to save.

“TULIP” may not be most popular, because it humbles man and exalts God, but it needs to be identified, examined, and proclaimed, because it is the truth.

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