just as He chose us in Him before the foundation of the world, that we should be holy and without blame before Him in love
– Ephesians 1:4 (NKJV)
Do you remember Easter candy as a kid? I always remember opening Easter eggs and getting all kinds of candy that wasn’t really that good. As I opened eggs with jelly beans, I remember always being disappointed and hoping the next egg would have something good in it. You know, a tasty candy that I would have chosen.
There’s a difference between choosing something that you really want, and just getting something that’s ok. When it comes to the things of God, know that God really wanted you.
Today’s Truth: God Chose You!
God decided that before the world began He wanted a family. However, God is completely holy and blameless. The only way to have a relationship with Him is to also be holy and blameless. How does sinful man become part of this holy and blameless family of God? It can only happen through Jesus.
God knew this and planned it before the foundation of the world. Jesus died and rose again completely paying for all of the sins of the whole world. This means that anyone who believes in Jesus and confesses Him as Lord takes part in His holiness.
It’s only through placing our trust in Jesus that we can be part of this wonderful family of God. Now no matter who you are or what you’ve done, you are qualified to be a part of God’s family! Thank God for Jesus! It’s this message that shows us how special we are to God!