Do you remember playing games in class during grade school? Do you remember how the teacher would pick two people to be "captains" and they rotated who they picked for their teams.
If you could play the game well or could answer the questions quickly, you might be picked early in the draft order, however, if you stunk at the game or the subject, you might be picked near the end. It always depended on what you brought to the table.
Contrast this with God's promises found in Ephesians 1:3-5:
We are blessed by the Father through Jesus Christ with the Holy Spirit (see Ephesians 1:3)
We have been chosen by the Father through Christ before the world was created (see Ephesians 1:4)
We are purposely adopted by God through Jesus Christ, and this was already determined before we were born (see Ephesians 1:5)
These promises have nothing to do with your ability, your intelligence, or your wealth because the Lord does this, not you. If you are a follower of Christ, speak these truths to yourself this week . . .
God chose me . . .
God adopted me . . .
God is here with me . . .
Read Ephesians 1:1-5 this week and ruminate on God's promises, meditating on the grace and glory of God.
May the God of peace be with you all.
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