Look at Israel. She was a nation with the most predictable cycle of sin. I would rescue her. She would serve me. Hard times would come. She would reject me. I would pursue her heart. She would come back to me begging for forgiveness.
And I never loved her any less. She was my precious child–the one set apart for my purposes.
You are now a part of my family. I created a new covenant so that you could enter into this beautiful relationship of love and mercy, of worship and holiness. All I ask of you is that you be consecrated unto me–set apart for my sacred use. I will do great things with your life if you let me.
You needn’t worry about your eternal destination. If you confess with your mouth I am Lord, and you believe in your heart that my death and resurrection cover the cost of your sin you are saved.
With an unquenchable passion for me, holiness will be your pursuit.