In the bible, the story of the prodigal son tells us that when the son finally returns home after squandering all the money that he had demanded as his inheritance from the father, not only did the father not blame him, but the father ran out to him when the father sees him from a distance.
That is really how it’s like for our heavenly Father too, He is constantly looking out and seeking us because we are ALREADY His. His possession and His chosen generation.
But so many believers still struggle and think that we have to work for our right to be called His children. Stop believing in the lies of the devil and know these 5 awesome facts that says it was God that chose us to be His children.
5. Being chosen by God is designed to secure for us the sweetness of humility.
The more we consider being chosen, the more the wonder of it grows. And Paul tells us toconsider it. The reason he wants us to think about being chosen (Do you? — With joy?) is that it will make us humble. Here’s the passage that makes this point. He starts by telling us to consider our “calling,” because this calling — from death to life — is the way we actually experience in time the choice he made in eternity. Then he mentions three times our being chosen.
Consider your calling, brothers: not many of you were wise according to worldly standards, not many were powerful, not many were of noble birth. But God chose what is foolish in the world to shame the wise; God chose what is weak in the world to shame the strong; God chose what is low and despised in the world, even things that are not, to bring to nothing things that are, so that no human being might boast in the presence of God. (1 Corinthians 1:26–29)
Do you see the point? God is free to choose who will become Christians. And in his freedom he explodes all worldly expectations of who is “special.” Just when we think we may have him figured out in his choosing, we see he has gone another way. Paul doesn’t leave us to guess what the point is. It is this: “so that no human being might boast in the presence of God.” God’s choosing is designed to remove our boasting.
Any group, or any person, who boasts that there is something in them that justifies God’s choosing them, has not experienced what the choosing is for. It is for the annihilation of self as the basis of God’s favor. We did nothing — absolutely nothing — to qualify for being chosen.
Revel in this. You carry no burden to measure up to the merit that qualified you for being chosen. There is no such thing.
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