People (made in the image of God)?
- Genesis 1:27; 5:1-3
- Genesis 9:6
- James 3:9
- In a sense, all people are people of God because He created us all. But God is looking for more than that!
… who descended from Abraham?
- Genesis 12:1-3
- Exodus 19:5-6 – Among all the people, Israel would be His special nation. Through them, Jesus would come into the world.
- Galatians 3:16
- Matthew 3:9
… who knew what God says?
- Luke 10:25-28 – Obedience is required!
- Romans 2:17-21 – Jews knew the law, but were they obeying it?
… who participate in acts of worship?
- Isaiah 1:10-17
- Isaiah 29:13-14
- Hosea 6:6
- True worship is good, but many worship in vain.
… who avoid sin?
- Matthew 25:24-30
- Luke 10:30-32 – The priest and Levite failed to love their neighbor when they had opportunity.
- I Thessalonians 5:22; 4:1
- Ephesians 5:15
Those who truly love God!
More than simply being humans, God’s people are those who conform to His spiritual image.
- Romans 8:29
- Colossians 3:9-11
- Ephesians 4:22
Regardless of lineage, God’s people are spiritual Jews.
- Galatians 3:7-9
Deeper than external actions, God’s people are those who love Him and thus obey.
- Deuteronomy 10:12-20
If I want to be one of the people of God, I need to give my heart and life completely to Him.