RE Verse reading–Colossians 3:12-14, Hebrews 13:1-8, 14-16 (day two)  “As God’s chosen ones, holy and beloved, clothe yourselves with compassion. . .”  (Colossians 3:12)  Do you know that you are chosen?  It is not arrogant to believe.  Without any apology, the Bible declares this to be true.  The word is elect (Greek eklektos), but before you think of election/predestination and the big questions that attach, I hope you will let this truth speak its most important message to your heart.  God wanted you.  If you have come to Christ, it is because God chose and called you to be in His family.  In spite of your sins, He desired you–paid the high price of His dear Son to include you, daily He fills you with the Holy Spirit because He desires you still.  It will be important for you to know this as we consider being generous in our relationships.  Until we know, truly know,  that we are loved, we cannot give love away to others.

Author: Don Guthrie

Don Guthrie is the Senior Pastor at FBCSA.

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