“Bring all who claim me as their God, for I have made them for my glory…” (Isa 43:7, NLT). “…We are God’s masterpiece. He has created us anew in Christ Jesus, so we can do the good things—[‘…that which is right and good in the sight of the Lord… [to] observe and hear all… [His] words…’ (Deut 6:18; 12:28)]—He planned for us long ago. …You Gentiles used to be outsiders. …In those days you were living apart from Christ.
“…To all who received Him, He gave the right to become children of God. All they needed to do was to trust Him to save them” (John 1:12, TLB). “And I will… put a new spirit within them… so they will obey… [Me]. Then they will truly be My people, and I will be their God” (Eze 11:19-20, NLT). “And because you belong to Him, the power of the life-giving Spirit has freed you from the power of sin that leads to death” (Rom 8:2, NLT). “Now you are free from your slavery to sin, …you have become slaves to righteous living.
“…Moses was tending… Jethro’s [flock]… near Horeb, …[when]… the Angel of Jehovah appeared… as a flame of fire in a bush. …Moses saw that the bush was on fire and …it didn’t burn…. He went… to investigate. God called… him, ‘Moses! Moses! …Don’t come closer…! Take off your shoes, for you are standing on holy ground’” (Exo 3:1-5, TLB). “You must distinguish between what is sacred and what is common…. …Consecrate yourselves and be holy…. Give the following instructions to the entire community of Israel.