Then say to Pharaoh, “this is what the Lord says: Israel is my firstborn son.” — Exodus 4:22 (NIV)
“God tells Moses to inform Pharaoh that Israel is his firstborn son. What is telling about this statement is that God is clearly saying that he has a Father – son relationship with his people. He has adopted Israel as his very own out of all the peoples of the earth.” — Mark Stibbe
In many further scriptures, God also refers : Israel is my son, my first – born – Precious in my sight, honourable, and dear to me.
Just as Israel, we are also God’s chosen people, precious in his sight, honourable and dear to him!
Though I am a sinner but I am so pleased to know that my heavenly father loves me so!