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Friday, September 25, 2015

God Chose Me for His Family

In review of 1 Peter 1:3 it has in it “For it is his boundless mercy that has given us the privilege of being born again so that we are now members of God’s own family.”

Bottom Line:
It is by God’s mercy that we are given the privilege of a new life, a member of his own family.

What this means to me:
Because God’s mercy is great and boundless, he has given me the privilege of being born again and becoming a member of his own family.

This verse indicates that my salvation is not an accident. God chose me long before I chose him. God took the initiative. 1 Peter 1:2 tells me, “You were chosen according to the purpose of God” (TEV).

God choose me to be part of his family because he is a God of love and grace. The more I understand grace, the more I’m amazed by it. God chose me. Did I deserve it? Not a chance. Do I really deserve to go to Heaven? Nope! Am I good enough to be in God’s family? No really. However He chose me. And I can consider that great news!

Today’s verse reminds me, “For it is his boundless mercy that has given us the privilege of being born again so that we are now members of God’s own family” (1 Peter 1:3 TLB).

God chose me based on his mercy, not my performance. I can never earn it, nor could I ever deserve it. I couldn’t work hard enough for it or be perfect enough. It is only because of God’s grace and mercy that the Creator of the universe says, “He wants me in his family.”

In summary, It is God and his great and boundless mercy that gives me the privilege of being born again and becoming part of his own family. This morning I thank you God for your great mercy toward me. You chose me well before I had chosen you. Because of your great mercy and kindness, you chose me to be part of your own family. When I get down on myself or feel like I’m not worth much, I only need to think about how valuable I am to God. Grace is essentially unmerited favor and God pours this on me. God chose me and did so much to bring me back.  After all he created me in his image. This fits in well with our church's current message / small group series, in which I am learning that “I am a carrier of the unmistakable image of God.”

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