Romans 1 – Acts 20:1-3 “Called and Chosen”
We all love to hear our name being called. So imagine how beautiful it is to know that God called us, each one of us. He loved us from eternity past and called us from eternity past. Paul was called to be an apostle; like him, you were called to belong to Jesus Christ and be saints. Each of us who has believed the report and the news of the gospel message has received our call.
But calling is just one step. God not only called us but also saved us as part of that calling. And he accomplished all of this before eternity began. Jeremiah is an example of one called, and the Lord’s message came to him saying, “Before I formed you in your mother’s womb, I chose you.” From this and Psalm 139:13-16, we know that from eternity past, God formed each of us and put His mark upon us. The psalmist wrote, “You wove me together in my mother’s womb.” Think about this when you hear people talk about abortion as if it is just something simple. Instead, remember, a child is being formed in that womb, created by God, loved by God before time began.
And, like Jeremiah, the Holy Spirit appoints us to the task of going and making disciples of all nations. Meditate on this powerful reminder of who you are in Christ today and every day!