“But the LORD’s portion is his people, Jacob his allotted heritage. He found him in a desert land, and in the howling waste of the wilderness; he encircled him, he cared for him, he kept him as the apple of his eye.” ― Deuteronomy 32:9-10 (ESV)
Do you need to know that you’re loved? Do you need to be reminded once again that you are adored by the God of all creation? Do you need to hear all over again that you’re beyond value to a limitless God?
Well, here you go:
1). The LORD’s portion is his people. You read that right. God’s portion, or inheritance, is his people. The apostle Paul said the same thing in his letter to the Christians in Ephesus: …having the eyes of your hearts enlightened, that you may know what is the hope to which he has called you, what are the riches of his glorious inheritance in the saints,… (Ephesians 1:18, ESV). We are God’s inheritance. Out of this whole deal of our redemption, we get God and God gets us. And he wouldn’t have it any other way.
2). He found you. I know what people mean when they said, “And then I found God.” They are referring to the day that they surrendered to Christ. However, we must keep in mind that no one seeks after God without God first drawing us to himself. Paul said, “None is righteous, no, not one; no one understands; no one seeks God” (Romans 3:10,11, ESV). God went on the hunt. He sought after us and brought us to a place to surrender to his amazing grace.
3). He encircled you and cared for you. How personal does this sound to you? After searching for us and finding us, God himself then cares for us. As a loving father cares for his kids, so God loves us, but in an infinite manner. And to show this in such a personal way, look at Hosea 11: “Yet it was I who taught Ephraim to walk; I took them up by their arms, but they did not know that I healed them. I led them with cords of kindness, with the bands of love, and I became to them as one who eases the yoke on their jaws, and I bent down to them and fed them” (Hosea 11:3-4, ESV).
Christian: God is so in love with you. You are so treasured by God. You are his prized possession, purchased by the precious blood of Jesus. He has never regretted you. He has never had a second-thought about redeeming you. You are his and he is yours; you’re the beloved of Jesus. You’re the only inheritance that he truly wants.