I found a few verses about who we were, either Jews or Gentiles, and how God has given us His identity. Now we have become God’s people.
1 Peter 2:10
10 “Once you had no identity as a people;
now you are God’s people.
Once you received no mercy;
now you have received God’s mercy.”*
Even the Jews, at a point, were not God’s people.
6 Soon Gomer became pregnant again and gave birth to a daughter. And the LORD said to Hosea, “Name your daughter Lo-ruhamah—’Not loved’—for I will no longer show love to the people of Israel or forgive them.
9 And the LORD said, “Name him Lo-ammi—’Not my people’—for Israel is not my people, and I am not their God.
Glory to God that it was part of His plan to make us all His people: both Jews and Gentiles.
23 At that time I will plant a crop of Israelites
and raise them for myself.
I will show love
to those I called ‘Not loved.’
And to those I called ‘Not my people,’
I will say, ‘Now you are my people.’
And they will reply, ‘You are our God!'”
25 Concerning the Gentiles, God says in the prophecy of Hosea,
“Those who were not my people,
I will now call my people.
And I will love those
whom I did not love before.”
And for we Gentiles, our identity as God’s people is a treasure. For God to make us a part of His people through the disobedience of the Jews.
19 But I ask, did the people of Israel really understand? Yes, they did, for even in the time of Moses, God said,
“I will rouse your jealousy through people who are not even a nation.
I will provoke your anger through the foolish Gentiles.”
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