You are a chosen generation…

1 Peter 2:9

When it comes to our standing before God, there’s a big difference between “choice” and “chosen.” Allow me to elaborate…

“Chosen” is what the Bible says we are. “Choice” is what we like to think we are.

If something is referred to as “choice,” it is innately valuable or preferred. “Chosen” is different though. Something that is “chosen” may not have a lot of value on its own, but despite its flaws, it was selected.

We are the latter.

Nowhere does the Bible refer to us as “choice,” instead it says we were “chosen.” God reiterated this to Israel before they crossed into the Promised Land…

The Lord did not set His love on you nor choose you because you were more in number than any other people, for you were the least of all peoples; but because the Lord loves you

Deuteronomy 7:7–8 (NKJV)

God specializes in using gnarly, twisted, broken people to build His church. He didn’t choose you because you were “choice” all by yourself. He chose you because, despite your flaws, He loves you and wants to use you.

God doesn’t love you because you are elite and choice, but because He is loving and redemptive!


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