This chapter is about the “Chosen People”, the Israelites. It reveals that God’s purpose in separating them from the other nations, was in order to “bless the nations”, as had been originally promised to Abraham (“in his seed, all nations would be blessed”).
They were to be representatives of God, showing His character and laws, so as to draw all nations to the worship of the Creator.
But through pride and selfish desires, Satan had side-tracked them from this purpose, as had happened many times in their past history, and so they were not ready to receive Christ when He came among them.
Read online: The Desire of Ages, chapter 02 – “The Chosen People”
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