President Russell M. Nelson October 2011 "Covenants"When we realize that we are children of the covenant, we know who we are and what God expects of us.His law is written in our hearts.
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What do these 2 sentences mean to you personally?
The context of the article is connecting the covenant made to Abram/Abraham through to when the church was set up in our times. Pre-faith transition, I would have shrugged and thought it was pretty cool. I would have thought that I was entitled to being especially blessed of God as part and parcel of my membership in the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints.
Now, I can't stomach that there is a favored people of God period. Or rather, another way of putting it for me is, that ALL children are favored of God - and we only have an incomplete record written down from mortals focused on what their life experiences had been and what they wanted from life from a few individuals.
But, maybe as we identify and write God's law "into our hearts" (Psalm 119:11). based on scripture, life experiences, intense reflection, and personal revelation - we learn who we really are and what God expects of us (as far as it is possible to do so). And maybe as those processes happen, we become "children of the covenant" in becoming the person God wants us to be (Ephesians 2:19).