10 October 2022
The gospel invitation is sent to everyone, because it is not the Father’s will that a single person be excluded from His kingdom and perish in the outer darkness of hell. Many are called. But not everyone wants God. Plus many who claim to want Him do not want Him on His terms. Those who are saved enter God’s kingdom because of their willing acceptance of His sovereign, gracious provision. They are chosen. Those who are lost are excluded from the kingdom because of their willing rejection of that same sovereign grace. Therefore, of the many who are called, only a few are chosen. We become chosen when we respond positively to God's call. Have you received the grace of God? Are you willing to meet God on His terms and submit your life to His truth? If so, you are chosen!
“For many are called, but few are chosen.” — Matthew 22:14 (MEV) "These will wage war with the Lamb, but the Lamb will overcome them, for He is Lord of lords and King of kings. Those who are with Him are called and chosen and faithful.” — Revelation 17:14 (MEV)