Chosen By God

Do you know you are chosen? Are you aware that God chose you before He created a single thing? Do you know that you are called to be holy and blameless in the sight of God? Do you know that in Christ all this has happened?

The world we live in wants to put blame on us for just about anything. Sure, there are times we are to blame for having made a bad decision or doing something that isn’t good. But we also see other people putting blame on us for things that we didn’t do and perhaps were completely unaware of.

There are times when we put blame on ourselves, even when we shouldn’t. We’ve been conditioned to believe someone is to blame. When there is no obvious person to blame, we will often blame ourselves. If we don’t blame ourselves, we look for someone else to blame.

We have forgotten two key components to this life. First, not everything can be blamed on ourselves or others. Sometimes, there simply isn’t a reason to blame someone. Sometimes, there is no one to blame, it simply is what it is.

Second, we are chosen by God. This isn’t something we should use to look upon ourselves as better than someone else. In fact, every one of us has been chosen. Yet some of us don’t recognize it and won’t answer the call. God wants each one of us to be part of His family.

We are to answer His call to be adopted into His family. Jesus Christ came to pay the price for our adoption. Surely we understand there is a cost. It costs us to adopt someone into our family here on this earth. It is no different to be adopted into God’s family.

The good news is that Christ paid the price for us. When he paid that price and when we answer God’s call to be adopted, we become holy and blameless. No, it doesn’t mean we become perfect immediately, never making another mistake. It does mean that God sees us in Christ, meaning He sees us as perfect. Jesus has filtered all our wrongdoings out of the picture.

As we continue to mature in our walk with Jesus, we will grow and become more like Him. When we learn more about the price He paid and our love and respect for Him grows, our natural reaction is to try to emulate Him in all we do. We also find peace in knowing, without a doubt, that He loves us and has made us holy and blameless.

I pray each of us will come to realize that we are holy and blameless. I pray each of us answers the call to be adopted into God’s family. I pray we all mature in our walk with Jesus, becoming more like Him each day. Know that God chose you before creation. Answer His call. Be adopted by Him. Mature in Christ. Know that God loves you.

Ephesians 1:4-6 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.

Published by martypressey

Marty is a Pastor, retired Marine and dedicated Christian who has taught adult Bible classes and preached for 20 years. He currently serves as pastor of 3 United Methodist Churches. He believes being well-grounded in the Scriptures is key to living a better life. He brings a layman’s viewpoint to all his classes and sermons, helping others understand how to apply Scripture to their daily lives. When he sees others understand the message of a particular passage, it brings him great joy. He has seen his faith increase exponentially over the years; fully believing God has a plan and is executing it. He feels blessed to be part of that plan.

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