“Let the redeemed of the LORD say so, whom he has redeemed from trouble and gathered in from the lands, from the east and from the west, from the north and from the south.”
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“GOD has promised in his holiness: ‘With exultation I will divide up Shechem and portion out the Valley of Succoth. Gilead is mine; Manasseh is mine; Ephraim is my helmet, Judah my scepter.”
There are multiple examples in the Holy Bible where we see that the LORD calls out individuals to play a part either for the advancement of His kingdom on earth or for the opposition that also serves for the glorification of the LORD. In Psalm 107, we are able to read King David saying that the LORD does not forsake his people. He is able to gather us and protect us. He is able to keep his elect from the four corners of the world and will protect them. When individuals decide to turn towards our Heavenly Father, He in turn also walks closer to us. Even when it may feel that the cares of this life are many, the LORD states that His yoke is easy and light. He delivers from the hand of the foe and gathers us to His land.
As seen in Psalm 108, David states how the LORD Almighty has already decided which lands are portioned out for His purposes. Whether individuals, lands, or actions, everything is set apart for the glorification of the LORD. The specific land that was to be divided has been divided according to His will. He has set apart specific regions for Himself and has endowed strength and might to specific regions as well as seen through history and the accounts of David. Likewise, the LORD decides whom He calls for his purpose. Everyone has a specific purpose to accomplish. This is all for the glorification of the LORD.
There is nothing that is not under the control of the LORD. We are able to see this multiple times in the examples given through the prophets as well as the apostles and disciples. The people of faith were able to pronounce specific judgments or decree specific actions that would take place. Although it may seem that everything is set in motion and everyone is playing a part, there is still the freedom of choice that the LORD gives to each individual to see what they decide to do. All twelve apostles had choices to follow the LORD or abandon the belief. In a similar manner, the twelve tribes of Israel were given a choice to follow the LORD or abandon the belief. In today’s world, there is still the option of choosing one of two paths.