Susie walks into Goodwill Thrift Store with a goal to find a matching living room chair for her burgundy set. Walking around the store for the 5th time, she ends up in front of the dirtiest chair on clearance for $9.50. Susie stares at the chair and smiles. “Upholstery”. She thought. She grabs it and walks to the register. As she waits in line, customers and employees walk by looking at the chair and Susie in a funk, and then back at the chair. As Susie walks to the register, the cashier mumbles under her breathe, “that chair is filthy.” Susie chuckles and says I think it’s beautiful. It has a lot of rough areas but I can put some work into it and make it brand new. “Whatever.” expresses the countenance of the cashier. The manager comes to Susie, overhearing her and says we have more of those same chairs out ready for trash tomorrow. Would you like them for free? We don’t want them. Susie agrees to see them. And when she does, she jumps for joy because it was the exact number she needed for her dining set. “I’ll pay $20 for them all. Thank you thank you thank you.”
When Susie has family over for Sabbath service, they praise the chairs and Susie for them. “Oh, Susie, I just love coming here and sitting in such comfort.” ” Susie these are ONE of a kind, beautiful and rare.” Those are the things they say.
Daughter of Zion of Israel, I would like to say, The Most High thinks the same for Israel. When we were chosen, it was not because our ancestors were off the chain, but it’s because we were few. (Deuteronomy 7:7). It’s nothing we did and nothing we could of ever done.
Daughter of Zion, you were chosen to leave your own life to walk the life that Yahweh has for you. That is in Holiness and obedience. We ought to act like it. Don’t sell yourself for short. Invest in yourself. Being set apart is far from being average. Be great and love to be great. Understand that you were bought with a price by the Most High Almighty Elohim (what!) and are being made new daily. Remember? Upholstery! That’s us! We are not that old chair anymore. Sisters, I urge you, to walk in obedience to ALL of Yahweh’s law. Seek perfection and strive to please The Most High first in all your doings. I leave you with this:
“Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, who hath blessed us with all spiritual blessings in heavenly places in Christ: according as he hath chosen us in him before the foundation of the world, that we should be holy and without blame before him in love:” Ephesians 1:3-4
“For ye are bought with a price: therefore glorify God in your body, and in your spirit, which are God’s.” 1 Corinthians 6:20