The Chosen Of God
by Dr. Willie B White
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According as He has chosen us in Him before the foundation of the world, that we should be holy and without blame before Him in love;
Today's lesson text is a powerful testimony to God's love and Him being all knowing as our scripture text explains the believer's election in Christ. This also speaks to God's choice of who will believe and accept His Son Jesus Christ as the Savior of the world as well as knowing before creation that He would form Him a special people who would live holy lives unto Him.
With that being said, God knew who would believe in His Son before the foundation of the world. It is noteworthy to say that Christ is the first elect of God as He was before all and everything exist through Him. It is through the believer's union with Christ that believers become the elect of God through the shed blood of Jesus Christ. God forming His peculiar people on a corporate level would be called the bride of Christ, His church, or a called out nation of people.
Also being the chosen of God is to salvation and holiness in and through Christ our Savior. Being the chosen or the elect of God is offered to all, but becomes a reality with each individual's repentant faith in Jesus Christ.
Being the chosen of God carries many blessings.
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