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Friday, February 26, 2016

Chosen by Christ

If someone came to you and said that you were “chosen” how would you react? Most of the time we would be happy or honored that someone chose us. The Nation of Israel was God’s chosen people, but there is Good News for the rest of us. Because of Christ’s sacrifice on the cross, and upon our belief in Him we become part of God’s family.

Let’s look at Colossians 3:12-17 from The Message:
So, chosen by God for this new life of love, dress in the wardrobe God picked out for you: compassion, kindness, humility, quiet strength, discipline. Be even-tempered, content with second place, quick to forgive an offense. Forgive as quickly and completely as the Master forgave you. And regardless of what else you put on, wear love. It’s your basic, all-purpose garment. Never be without it. Let the peace of Christ keep you in tune with each other, in step with each other. None of this going off and doing your own thing. And cultivate thankfulness. Let the Word of Christ—the Message—have the run of the house. Give it plenty of room in your lives. Instruct and direct one another using good common sense. And sing, sing your hearts out to God! Let every detail in your lives—words, actions, whatever—be done in the name of the Master, Jesus, thanking God the Father every step of the way.

May we conduct our lives as God's chosen, bringing honor and glory to him everyday. Amen?