God has chosen a people for himself to redeem and to be with him forever. If you are a true believer in Christ, then there is a back story and a future story to your salvation that it is very important for you to understand. There are those very discouraging moments in the Christian life that later you will look back on and realize that if it had been up to you to hold on to God, you would have let go, maybe even did for a time, but it was God who was holding onto you, never letting you go. Paul is going to pull back the curtain for a minute and show us just a bit of the Master Plan of God when it comes to your salvation. The Election and Predestination of The Father Will Deepen Your Understanding of God’s Loving Master Plan.
f you can soak this in for a moment you will be so blessed! God had you on his mind and heart before he made the world! Just let that sink in for a moment! And Jesus knew your name when he was dying for you on the cross! Wow. Listen the the Westminster Confession of Faith chapter 3, sections 1 and 5:
Listen to Martin Luther on the matter:
Here is the basic conundrum: when you think about God’s sovereign will and man’s will you realize that only one of those can be ultimate! You are 100% correct. It is God’s will that trumps yours, and you had better thank him that it does!
his doctrine gives us great comfort as believers but it also pounds like sledgehammer on the pride of man, just like you are arguing with someone who believes in works based salvation, and they get mad and say "what do you mean I can't earn my salvation, you are calling me a sinner?" But this is a necessary though hard thing. Pride destroyed, confidence in Christ increased!
In Prayer Today:
Praise God for his Predestination and Election of you as believers in love!