The Journey

The Journey Readings: Week 47… and chosen…

Last week’s readings… brought us to the story of Samson… chosen from before conception… to be a judge… a defender of Israel…

Samson’s coming birth announced by the Angel of the Lord to his mother… a barren woman… who was told she would have a son… and he would be a Nazarite from the beginning…

I see God as the One who chooses people… before they are…

And I wonder… What shall I do…? in response… to this aspect of His character…?

The answer that comes to mind… Live as chosen…

What does it mean…? to live as one who is chosen…?

To be chosen implies value… worth… purpose…

The life of someone who knows they are chosen… should be one of confidence… surety… of being accepted…

Maybe even a desire to live up to… the designation of… chosen…

I look at my life… and I’m pretty sure I don’t live with this attitude…

I certainly don’t feel… chosen… valued… worthy…

What about you…? What would it mean… to live as… chosen…?

In Him… we are chosen… from the beginning…

… because from the beginning God chose you
to be saved through the sanctifying work of the Spirit
and through belief in the truth.
2Thessalonians 2:13

So… I will begin to consider… myself… chosen… and… see what changes it might bring…

Are you pursuing transformation through His Word…?
Join The Journey… yourself…

This week’s readings… finish up Judges… and begin… Matthew…
Monday                Judges 21
Tuesday                Matthew 1-2
Wednesday           Matthew 3-4
Thursday               Matthew 5
Friday                   Matthew 6

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