At the beginning of his letter to the Ephesians the Apostle Paul says some pretty remarkable things. One of them is ‘God chose us in Christ before the foundation of the world so that we should be holy and without blame before Him in love’.
In this remarkable sentence some really weighty thoughts are laid out.
“God chose us before the foundation of the world”
If you are a Christian today it is simply because you were chosen to be a Christian before God made the world or created time!
‘God chose us in Christ’
This means that in eternity God the Father gave a people to His Son and sent Him on the ultimate rescue mission to save them from their sins.
“That we should be holy and without blame before Him in love”
The goal of God sending His Son to save a people was that they should be holy and righteous. This was accomplished by Jesus dying on the Cross. In this way the believer’s guilt was taken and his place assured in Heaven.
Being one of God’s chosen people is just great news! The question is- are you one? If you can get down on your knees, repent of your sins and place your faith in Jesus Christ- it is very clear that you are chosen!