To whom coming, as unto a living stone, disallowed indeed of men, but chosen of God, and precious.
Today's scripture text speaks of Christ Jesus being the chosen of God, but for our discussion purposes we will focus on believers being the chosen of God as His holy nation of people. It is noteworthy to say, whom God choose it matters not if man hates us as members of God's family. This is because God is all wise and is too wise to make a mistake. That being said, God chooses whom He pleases to become His adopted sons and daughter and His royal priests (v. 5).
Just as God the Father choose His only begotten Son to be the Savior of the world, He knew that man would scorn His Son; God knew that His chosen believers would be scorn by this world as it stand in stark opposition to God's moral laws. Let me say, just as Christ our Savior remained true to His mission so must believers to our commission of witnessing Christ the world over (Matthews 28: 19-20).
Believers being the chosen of God were predestined to be His elected from the foundation of the world just as Jesus were the chosen of God to be the Savior of the world. That being said, nothing takes God by surprise or is an afterthought.
Believers, being the chosen of God are a blessing beyond comparison and our salvation is assured.
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