Then Jacob said unto his household, and to all that were with him, Put away the strange gods that are among you, and be clean, and change your garments: And let us arise, and go up to Bethel; and I will make there an altar unto GOD, who answered me in the day of my distress, and was with me in the way which I went.
And GOD said unto him, Thy name is Jacob: thy name shall not be called any more Jacob, but Israel shall be thy name: and He called his name Israel. And GOD said unto him, I AM GOD Almighty: be fruitful and multiply; a nation and a company of nations shall be of thee, and kings shall come out of thy loins; And the land which I gave Abraham and Isaac, to thee I will give it, and to thy seed after thee will I give the land. (Gen 35:2-3, 10-12)
The promises He has given are not for all people, or all time, so we must study to show ourselves approved unto GOD, and rightly divide the Word of Truth. Then we can understand why the promises were given, and to whom. Why different covenants and laws seem to be given to different people, and whom they apply to, as well as how we are to live and keep what He has entrusted to our obedience.
He has however, commanded all His people to be obedient in sharing His Word, living His Truth, and bearing one another's burdens. We are a family, those of us in Christ, and so must put up with one another and forgive, even while discipling one another in the Word, that we glorify GOD as His body and His workmanship. We are to minister to the hurting around us as He provides so that others see Christ in us, the Hope of Glory. And, we are to proclaim the Good News of Jesus Christ, and the forgiveness and Salvation that He has already paid for by His finished and perfect work on the Cross of Calvary. As we go, we are to tell this lost and dying world of GOD's love, and His Judgment, that they might hear and believe the Gospel, and believing have life in His Name.
For GOD is not willing that any should perish, but that all would come to repentance and the knowledge of the Truth. Jesus loves you and wants to establish a covenant relationship with you that is real and personal. Surrender to Him on His terms and He will give you a brand new life of discipleship and fellowship with Him that is abundant and everlasting. Just as Jacob and his family trusted GOD, so you must turn away from your sIn and unrighteousness and trust what He has already done for you to pay your sIn debt. He has provided the only way of reconciliation with GOD with forgiveness and Salvation through Jesus Christ, the Son of GOD who is GOD the Son, and is our Life. Turn away from yourself and your sIn and turn to Him alone for eternal Life.