Sounds of My Writings: Divine Election
1 John 4:19 "We love because he first loved us." These are the words that speak to me when considering the "Divine Election".
When the Lord orchestrated his creation and lavished it with beauty, he took into account man. For in the womb he weaved our sinews together and gave us a name (purpose). He created all things, that we may be fruitful and multiply, and reveal his awesome love. For in doing so, he predestined us to be made into the image and likeness of his Son. When considering the size of his creation, it reminds me of how small we are, in the scope and size of his throne. But yet, he considers us, the apple of his eyes? This unconditional, unmerited favor (grace), reveals a side of God that is too immense to fathom.
Electing to write our names in the Book of Life, and granting us the opportunity to be seated for eternity around his throne is an eternal honor which no human being is worthy of, yet, he bestows his election. For God, himself said "I show mercy, to whom I desire to show mercy to", this truth reveals a side of God that reflects his sovereign right to choose, the way he desires, to whom he desires, with no apology. For we did nothing to attain his divine mercy, nor can we do anything to hold God accountable for a debt, but received all things because of his divine love. Knowing that God has adopted me into the circle of his righteous family and that he predestined me to live out my call, gives me a sense of unmerited comfort. For no words are more perfect than:
Romans 8: 28-30
"28And we know that in all things God works for the good of those who love him, who have been called according to his purpose. 29For those God foreknew he also predestined to be conformed to the likeness of his Son, that he might be the firstborn among many brothers. 30And those he predestined, he also called; those he called, he also justified; those he justified, he also glorified."