Greetings in the wonderful name of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ
YOU ARE CHOSEN BY GOD
30 When He was at the table with them, He took the bread and blessed and broke it and gave it to them.
When Jesus was about to have dinner with the two disciples, He took one bread from a basket with bread inside. When the Bible says, ‘Jesus took the bread’, it means that he chose one bread from the basket and separated it from the rest of the other loaves of bread. You are a bread that was chosen and separated by God.
Jesus said, ‘you did not choose me, but I chose you (John 15:16). Jesus chose you in Him before the creation of the world (Eph 1:4). God did not choose you because of something impressive about yourself. He chose you out of His love, and mercy, and for His glory.
God has prepared good works in advance for you to do. He has chosen and appointed you that you should go and bear fruit and that your fruit should abide. God chose you to demonstrate His character. He chose you that you may know Him and love Him. He chose you because He is love, He is gracious, He is merciful, and He has a glorious plan for you.
Being chosen by God is not a glamorous thing to boast about. It is not an easy thing to be chosen by God. When God chooses you, He separates you from others. He separates you from the sinful culture and traditions of men. You must therefore uphold the Word of God. Refuse to compromise – anything that contradicts the Word of God is sinful. When God chooses you, He separates you from ungodly friendships and relationships. Loneliness and rejection are part and parcel of being chosen by God. When God chooses you, you will be rejected – rejected by friends, and sometimes rejected by members of your family.
Be the encouraged child of God. “It is the Lord who goes before you. He will be with you; he will not leave you or forsake you. Do not fear or be dismayed” (Deut 31:8).
YOU ARE CHOSEN BY GOD. From Paulos Moloi. Stay blessed.