Why them?

Re: Verse reading–Matthew 4 (day seven). Reflecting on the call of Christ to Peter, Andrew, James and John creates a question in my mind.  Why them?  They were uneducated men (in a formal, theological sense).  They lacked influence and wealth (compared to Nicodemus or Joseph of Arimathea).  What did the Lord see in them that qualified them for such privilege and service?  The answer is hidden in the mystery of God’s foreknowledge.  When He “creates” us in Christ, it is in keeping with the “good works that He prepared in advance for us to do”. (Ephesians 2:10)  Somehow, an infinite God knows the purpose intended for everyone and restores us to this original vision through His son!  No guessing.  No favoritism.  What great comfort to know that we all have place, purpose, meaning and value.  Not something we achieve.  It is a gift!  I look forward to seeing you in a few hours.  We have much praise to give to this all-wise God.–Don

Author: Don Guthrie

Don Guthrie is the Senior Pastor at FBCSA.

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