196 – You Are Chosen Without You Doing Anything
There is the old saying that you can pick your friends (and your nose) but not your family. We are born into a family without any actions on our part. We we’re chosen by our parents when they decided to make us.
Now, some of us may have chosen to be born into a less dysfunctional family, but that’s not our choice.
Our parents had us, even knowing we weren’t perfect. They knew we would rebel, we would be difficult, and we may even defy them. But despite all of that, we were born. Again, not everyone had a great family, not all we’re planned, and many of us went through great strugglw to love. But we we’re chosen for a reason.
During worship, our pastor told us that God knew us before we were formed. He also knew that he would send Jesus in the flesh to heal the right between himan and God. Think about that for a second. God chose us even though he knew we would rebel, we would be difficult, and we would definitely. He knew he would have to sacrifice his only son for us. Yet and in spite, he still chose us.
Scripture About Being Chosen
- For he chose us in him before the creation of the world to be holy and blameless in his sight. In love he predestined us for adoption to sonship through Jesus Christ, in accordance with his pleasure and will to the praise of his glorious grace, which he has freely given us in the One he loves. – Ephesians 1:4-6
- Before I formed you in the womb I knew you, and before you were born I consecrated you; I appointed you a prophet to the nations.- Jeremiah 1:5
Let’s think about this for a minute. There are two main points here. The first is about predestination. Imagine if you knew that a project or something was going to fail. Would you still do the project or would you stop and redo your project? God knew we would defy and rebel but still made us. He still chose us no matter what we woilddow
On top of that, he knew he would have to sacrifice his son to bridge the gap between us. Would you make the same choice?
Second, you have a family no matter what you have done. You aren’t chosen between of what you did. No matter the sin, no matter the action, you are part of his ever-loving family. Your father has adopted you and you are loved.
First, do you realize that you are part of God’s family? Are you able to see that your are chosen no matter your actions. Second, think about choices you have made or will make? Would you make the same choice as God? Last, revel in the fact that you are loved, chosen, and adopted into his family
I know I am adopted, loved, and chosen by God.