When a friend shared how her ... had said that God’s chosen people were His ... that there are some He loves more, you can bet I came up for air. I can only imagine how horrible that woul
When a friend shared how her counselor had said that God’s chosen people were His favorite, that there are some He loves more, you can bet I came up for air.
I can only imagine how horrible that would be if I even thought that God couldn’t love me as much as He does others. Were that true, we could never find our rightful place with Him.
I see the same mentality in Christians. Some think saving souls is everything. Some give their all to ministering to Christians. Some think loving the Jew is what is going to bring them acceptance, favor, and reward from God.
But, God said, "Sow beside all waters," Is. 32:20. His vengeance is promised for the Jew and Christian, alike. His blessings are promised for all areas of service given by the heart. Each and every calling is equally important. God didn’t pick a favorite.
If you look carefully at scripture, you’ll find that those God chooses are humans with flaws, fears, and weaknesses. They’re chosen for special areas of service wherein God gets the glory instead of man.
Perhaps God knows that if man gets the glory, it will only go to his head ... taking his eyes off God, where he can no longer be used. So, what God does choose is ‘the least likely candidate’. But, He loves us all the same.
In addition to being a published author and poet, Joyce C. Lock created the religion column, "Christianity Made Simple" for Peru Daily Tribune, continues to write inspirational articles for area newspapers, and shares further in online and e-mail ministries.