Weekend Words & Sunday Stanzas – 03/15/2015
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There is no need for a great debate on Calvinism, Arminianism, Molinism, or any other -isms of soteriology (study of salvation) based on the poem today.
We should all agree that we are “a chosen race, a royal priesthood, a holy nation, a people for his own possession”. In fact, this poem is based on that very passage of Scripture:
But you are a chosen race, a royal priesthood, a holy nation, a people for his own possession, that you may proclaim the excellencies of him who called you out of darkness into his marvelous light. Once you were not a people, but now you are God’s people; once you had not received mercy, but now you have received mercy.
Beloved, I urge you as sojourners and exiles to abstain from the passions of the flesh, which wage war against your soul. Keep your conduct among the Gentiles honorable, so that when they speak against you as evildoers, they may see your good deeds and glorify God on the day of visitation.
1 Peter 2:9-12, ESV
Regardless of how free a choice we had in the process of salvation, it is still true that God chose us as His own, and He has given us the command and the privilege of sharing the Gospel with our fallen world.
chosen before i knew You
selected for Your purpose
still needing Your Truth revealed
to have any usefulness
when i finally came around
and You got through my thick head
my heart became softened
my life redeemed from the dead
now i seek out Your chosen
finding them still evil
telling them how You changed my life
and resisted the lies of the devil
no longer deceived by lies
now aware of all Your Truth
they can truly live their lives
knowing they are chosen by You