1 Thessalonians 1:4 God Chose You

For we know, brothers and sisters loved by God, that he has chosen you, 1 Thessalonians 1:4

Every person likes to be wanted or chosen. It gives them a sense of value and worth. It encourages and strengthens a person to continue moving forward.

Deep hurts have scared people for life, when as a child, they were not chosen on a regular basis when playing games or sports. It gives the person a sense that they have no value and that no one wants them at all. This often creates problems that continue into adulthood.

Paul tells the Thessalonian church that he knows that they are loved by God and that He had chosen them.

Some, with a selfish pride, feel as if they are the one who had chosen God. It is placed completely upon what they said or did, leaving God out of the picture.

While a person must choose to believe in Jesus, God has to choose the person first. In His perfect and eternal love, God ALWAYS chooses everyone first.

God does not want anyone to perish, but all to be saved. His love begins before any person can possibly begin to love Him. It is started when the person still hates Him and is against Him. This love started before the creation of the world and continues to this day for each and every person that walks upon this earth.

However not everyone recognizes God’s great love for them. Some do not see that God has already chosen them to forgive them and save them. These people chose to live in selfish pride and sin, rejecting the one who died for them to save them.

Those who have chosen to believe in Jesus, have chosen to recognize that God loves them and has already chosen them. This is why they put aside selfishness and sin to follow Jesus.

Whether you believe in Jesus or not, God has already chosen you. He loves you with an eternal and perfect love that cannot end, regardless of how you live your life.

Take a moment to think about how much love God has for you, in that He, Creator of the universe, has chosen you while you still hated Him. As you allow that thought to sink in, choose today to believe in and follow Jesus, because of His great love for you in choosing you. Know that you are of great value to God.

Today I pray that you will know Jesus as your Lord and Savior; that you will know that God has chosen you; that you will know God’s great love for you; that you will choose to believe in and follow Jesus; and that you will know your value in Christ Jesus.

1 Thessalonians 1:4 You Are Chosen And Loved

For we know, brothers and sisters loved by God, that He has chosen you, 1 Thessalonians 1:4

Most people know what it is like to not be chosen. It often starts when a person is in school and playing a game in a gym class. Others are chosen first, while a few are chosen last and only because they have to be chosen, not because they are really wanted.

This type of action continues into adulthood. People often get overlooked in the workplace, while others get chosen out of special treatment. Millions of people live in depression, because they feel they are not loved nor wanted.

Paul tells the Thessalonian church that he and his companions know that they are love and chosen by God.

In a world that is focused upon self, it is easy for one to feel rejected, unwanted and alone. No one has time for others in the busyness of his own life and goals. When a person chooses someone else, it is often for selfish reasons.

What the world does not know or understand is that God loves each and every person and desires to choose them. God longs for a deep relationship with each and every person. It is the entire purpose that He created mankind in the beginning.

Even though God loves and chooses every person, not every person will love and choose God. A few will see the truth and turn away from this dark world and its ways, and choose to love and serve God with all of their heart, soul, mind and strength. They will know the true love of God in their lives.

Some believers will even struggle with knowing that God loves and chooses them. They will believe the lies of the world that they are worthless. However, according to God, this is not true. God does love and choose them.

You may be one of those who question the love of God for you. You may wonder if He really wants you, because of all the mistakes you have made.

Do not believe the lies of this world, God does love you and chooses you. He wants to have a loving relationship with you. That is why He sent Jesus to die for you. Jesus went out of His way to save you, so know that He really does love you and want you, despite your faults.

Live in His love and choosing.

Today I pray that you will know Jesus as your Savior; that you will know the love God has for you; that you will know that God chooses to be with you; that God will provide abundantly for all you need; and that God has a purpose for your life.

1 Thessalonians 1:4 Chosen By God

 
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For we know, brothers and sisters loved by God, that he has chosen you, 1 Thessalonians 1:4

Being chosen, especially by someone important, is something many people desire. There are a lot of people who can remember times when they were in school and were not chosen. The students would play some sport with two team captains, and that person was always the last one chosen. Pain would run deep and usually for a lifetime of bad memory.

Although it is most common to hear about not being chosen in children, adults have the same problem. A hard working person is overlooked for a promotion, or a person’s work is ignored or rejected. People do not like to not be chosen.

When a person is in a high profile meeting, he gets excited when he is chosen to be able to speak to the highest level person. He gets excited when he is approached by the leader.

The thing that excites each person is different, but each person has a desire to be chosen and recognized. It shows care, concern, friendship, and value.

Being chosen in this world is a good thing, however, there is one who has chosen people that makes it the ultimate, highest in value. God has chosen people of this earth to be a part of His family, to be His child. The value of this is infinitely high!

Not every believer in Jesus fully realizes what has happened to him. Yes, it could be very awesome to be chosen by the president or leader of a nation, however, God is much greater. God is the One who created the earth and everything in it. He is the One who has the ultimate power and authority over all created things. And He has chosen each person to be His child.

God has chosen you to be His child. You may not be a person who has been chosen by people on this earth as of any value, yet, God has chosen you. He has deemed you of such high value, that He allowed His Son Jesus to be killed so that you may have life and life for all eternity.

God’s love is greater than any person on this earth could ever show you. His authority and power is above any position on this earth. Knowing this, praise God because He has chosen you!

I pray today that you will know the love God has for you; that you will know that you are chosen by God; that you will know how much God values you; and that you will share that love and value with others.