Deuteronomy 7:7,8 NKJV - "The Lord did not set His love on you nor choose you because you were more in number...but because the Lord loves you and because He would keep His oath which He swore..."
Two reasons why you and I were chosen by God: One, because He loved us! Two, because choosing us would fulfill His promise He made to Himself which was to choose a people (Israel and the Church) which would bring Him great glory and pleasure. He didn't choose us because of something "good" in us. He chose us because of what was GOOD in Him!
It's great to know God loves us. But lets not think we were ever worthy of His love. But we were the objects of His love due to His own will. Like Jesus said in John 15:16, "You did not choose Me, but I chose you..."
That can be humbling to know we didn't deserve any consideration from God. But it also can be thrilling to know that God would set His mind and heart on us because He wanted to! Not only does God love you and me, He also wants us! We are His delight.
Daily commentary and insight from Pastor Eckardt.
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