Being chosen is good feeling. Remember as a youngster being chosen to be captain of the team or even being chosen for the team. Or in high school being chosen as lead in the school play or to represent the class at a special event. As an adult ñ chosen to lead a meeting or head a special project. It feels good to be chosen.
Contrary to that, it sucks to be the last one chosen for the team or to be passed over when you feel you deserve it. You feel neglected, unloved, like everyone hates you, insufficient, like no one trusts you – it’s a major whack to your self-esteem.
God chooses You!
Just as God chose Noah to build the Ark, Moses and Aaron to lead the Israelites (the Chosen People) from the clutches of the Egyptian Pharaoh, the way he chose Abraham, Isaac, Joseph, David, Elijah, Isaiah, Joel, Job, and all the Kings and Prophets, God chose to give Jesus, His only son to You – to the whole world – so that you would not perish because of the sins of man and that you may live in paradise – in the Kingdom of God forever.
Then there came a voice out of the cloud, saying, “This is My Son, My Chosen One or My Beloved; listen to and yield to and obey Him!” ~ Luke 9:35 (AMP)
How can you not listen to a voice from the cloud.
Jesus chose his disciples.
In my former book [The Gospel of Luke], Theophilus, I wrote about all that Jesus began to do and to teach until the day he was taken up to heaven, after giving instructions through the Holy Spirit to the apostles he had chosen. After his suffering, he showed himself to these men and gave many convincing proofs that he was alive. He appeared to them over a period of forty days and spoke about the kingdom of God. ~ Acts 1:1-3
For you know that it was not with perishable things such as silver or gold that you were redeemed from the empty way of life handed down to you from your forefathers, but with the precious blood of Christ, a lamb without blemish or defect. He was chosen before the creation of the world, but was revealed in these last times for your sake. Through him you believe in God, who raised him from the dead and glorified him, and so your faith and hope are in God. ~ 1 Peter 1:18-21
You too can become part of “the chosen,” but to do so you first must choose to follow Jesus. Once you do, look at all the benefits you’ll receive:
Protection and an intercessor:
He who did not spare his own Son, but gave him up for us all—how will he not also, along with him, graciously give us all things? Who will bring any charge against those whom God has chosen? It is God who justifies. Who then is the one who condemns? No one. Christ Jesus who died—more than that, who was raised to life—is at the right hand of God and is also interceding for us. ~ Romans 8:32-34
Salvation freely given by grace (we don’t have to “deserve” it):
So too, at the present time there is a remnant chosen by grace. And if by grace, then it is no longer by works; if it were, grace would no longer be grace. ~ Romans 11:4-6
We are God’s heirs:
In him we were also chosen [were made heirs], having been predestined according to the plan of him who works out everything in conformity with the purpose of his will, in order that we, who were the first to hope in Christ, might be for the praise of his glory. ~ Ephesians 1:11-12
Listen, my dear brothers: Has not God chosen those who are poor in the eyes of the world to be rich in faith and to inherit the kingdom he promised those who love him? ~ James 2:5
We have hope of a life everlasting in glory:
The mystery that has been kept hidden for ages and generations, but is now disclosed to the saints. To them God has chosen to make known among the Gentiles the glorious riches of this mystery, which is Christ in you, the hope of glory. ~ Colossians 1:26-27
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