ELECT or ELECTION: (See PREDESTINATION.)
(3) Of Israel to temporal blessings in their own land, both formerly (De 7:6) and hereafter (Isa 65:9-22).
(4) Of saints, individually and personally, (Mt 20:16; Joh 6:44; Ac 22:14) before the foundation of the world: to adoption (Eph 1:5); salvation, not without faith and holiness, but "through sanctification of the Spirit and belief of the truth," for He who chose the end chose also the means (2Th 2:13); conformity to Christ (Ro 8:29); good works (Eph 2:10); spiritual warfare (2Ti 2:4); eternal glory (Ro 9:23). He chooses not merely character's, but individuals to whom He gives the needful characteristics, faith and obedience (Ac 5:31; Eph 2:8), and writes them in the book of life (Lu 10:20; Php 4:3; Joh 6:37,40). Believers may know it (1Th 1:4).
Exemplified in Isaac (Ge 21:12); Abraham (Ne 9:7; Hag 2:23); the apostles (Joh 13:18; 15:16,19); Jacob (Ro 9:12-13); Paul (Ga 1:15). God's "grace was given in Christ Jesus (to the elect) before the world began" (2Ti 1:9). Its source is God's grace, independent of any goodness foreseen in the saved (Eph 1:4-5; Ro 9:11,18; 11:5). The analogy of God's providence in this life choosing all our circumstances and final destination, and numbering the very hairs of our heads, illustrates the same method in His moral government (compare Joh 17:24; Ac 13:48; Ro 8:28-30; 1Th 5:9; 2Ti 2:10; 1Pe 1:2).
The election being entirely of grace, not for our foreseen works (Ro 11:6), the glory all redounds to God. The elect are given by the Father to Jesus as the fruit of His obedience unto death (Isa 53:10), that obedience itself being a grand part of the foreordained plan. Such a truth realized fills the heart with love and gratitude to God, humbling self, and "drawing up the mind to high and heavenly things" (Church of England, Article 17). Yet men are throughout Scripture treated as responsible, capable of will and choice. Christ died sufficiently for all, efficiently for the elect (1Ti 4:10; 1Jo 2:2). The lost will lay all the blame of their perdition on themselves because "they would not come to Jesus that they might have life"; the saved will ascribe all the praise of their salvation to God alone (Re 1:5; Mt 22:12).
But God said to Abraham, "Do not be upset about the boy or your slave wife. Do all that Sarah is telling you because through Isaac your descendants will be counted.
For you are a people holy to the Lord your God. He has chosen you to be his people, prized above all others on the face of the earth.
I am handing over to you every place you set foot, as I promised Moses.
The king of Jericho received this report: "Note well! Israelite men have come here tonight to spy on the land."
"You are the LORD God who chose Abram and brought him forth from Ur of the Chaldeans. You changed his name to Abraham.
"Now, listen, Jacob my servant, Israel whom I have chosen!"
For the sake of my servant Jacob, Israel, my chosen one, I call you by name and give you a title of respect, even though you do not recognize me.
Though the Lord desired to crush him and make him ill, once restitution is made, he will see descendants and enjoy long life, and the Lord's purpose will be accomplished through him.
I will bring forth descendants from Jacob, and from Judah people to take possession of my mountains. My chosen ones will take possession of the land; my servants will live there. Sharon will become a pasture for sheep, and the Valley of Achor a place where cattle graze; they will belong to my people, who seek me. read more. But as for you who abandon the Lord and forget about worshiping at my holy mountain, who prepare a feast for the god called 'Fortune,' and fill up wine jugs for the god called 'Destiny' -- I predestine you to die by the sword, all of you will kneel down at the slaughtering block, because I called to you, and you did not respond, I spoke and you did not listen. You did evil before me; you chose to do what displeases me." So this is what the sovereign Lord says: "Look, my servants will eat, but you will be hungry! Look, my servants will drink, but you will be thirsty! Look, my servants will rejoice, but you will be humiliated! Look, my servants will shout for joy as happiness fills their hearts! But you will cry out as sorrow fills your hearts; you will wail because your spirits will be crushed. Your names will live on in the curse formulas of my chosen ones. The sovereign Lord will kill you, but he will give his servants another name. Whoever pronounces a blessing in the earth will do so in the name of the faithful God; whoever makes an oath in the earth will do so in the name of the faithful God. For past problems will be forgotten; I will no longer think about them. For look, I am ready to create new heavens and a new earth! The former ones will not be remembered; no one will think about them anymore. But be happy and rejoice forevermore over what I am about to create! For look, I am ready to create Jerusalem to be a source of joy, and her people to be a source of happiness. Jerusalem will bring me joy, and my people will bring me happiness. The sound of weeping or cries of sorrow will never be heard in her again. Never again will one of her infants live just a few days or an old man die before his time. Indeed, no one will die before the age of a hundred, anyone who fails to reach the age of a hundred will be considered cursed. They will build houses and live in them; they will plant vineyards and eat their fruit. No longer will they build a house only to have another live in it, or plant a vineyard only to have another eat its fruit, for my people will live as long as trees, and my chosen ones will enjoy to the fullest what they have produced.
On that day,' says the Lord who rules over all, 'I will take you, Zerubbabel son of Shealtiel, my servant,' says the Lord, 'and I will make you like a signet ring, for I have chosen you,' says the Lord who rules over all."
So the last will be first, and the first last."
And he said to him, 'Friend, how did you get in here without wedding clothes?' But he had nothing to say.
Nevertheless, do not rejoice that the spirits submit to you, but rejoice that your names stand written in heaven."
Everyone whom the Father gives me will come to me, and the one who comes to me I will never send away.
For this is the will of my Father -- for everyone who looks on the Son and believes in him to have eternal life, and I will raise him up at the last day."
No one can come to me unless the Father who sent me draws him, and I will raise him up at the last day.
Jesus replied, "Didn't I choose you, the twelve, and yet one of you is the devil?"
"What I am saying does not refer to all of you. I know the ones I have chosen. But this is to fulfill the scripture, 'The one who eats my bread has turned against me.'
You did not choose me, but I chose you and appointed you to go and bear fruit, fruit that remains, so that whatever you ask the Father in my name he will give you.
If you belonged to the world, the world would love you as its own. However, because you do not belong to the world, but I chose you out of the world, for this reason the world hates you.
"Father, I want those you have given me to be with me where I am, so that they can see my glory that you gave me because you loved me before the creation of the world.
God exalted him to his right hand as Leader and Savior, to give repentance to Israel and forgiveness of sins.
But the Lord said to him, "Go, because this man is my chosen instrument to carry my name before Gentiles and kings and the people of Israel.
When the Gentiles heard this, they began to rejoice and praise the word of the Lord, and all who had been appointed for eternal life believed.
Then he said, 'The God of our ancestors has already chosen you to know his will, to see the Righteous One, and to hear a command from his mouth,
And we know that all things work together for good for those who love God, who are called according to his purpose, because those whom he foreknew he also predestined to be conformed to the image of his Son, that his Son would be the firstborn among many brothers and sisters.
because those whom he foreknew he also predestined to be conformed to the image of his Son, that his Son would be the firstborn among many brothers and sisters. And those he predestined, he also called; and those he called, he also justified; and those he justified, he also glorified.
even before they were born or had done anything good or bad (so that God's purpose in election would stand, not by works but by his calling) -- it was said to her, "The older will serve the younger," read more. just as it is written: "Jacob I loved, but Esau I hated."
So then, God has mercy on whom he chooses to have mercy, and he hardens whom he chooses to harden.
And what if he is willing to make known the wealth of his glory on the objects of mercy that he has prepared beforehand for glory --
So in the same way at the present time there is a remnant chosen by grace. And if it is by grace, it is no longer by works, otherwise grace would no longer be grace.
But when the one who set me apart from birth and called me by his grace was pleased
For he chose us in Christ before the foundation of the world that we may be holy and unblemished in his sight in love. He did this by predestining us to adoption as his sons through Jesus Christ, according to the pleasure of his will --
He did this by predestining us to adoption as his sons through Jesus Christ, according to the pleasure of his will --
For by grace you are saved through faith, and this is not from yourselves, it is the gift of God;
For we are his workmanship, having been created in Christ Jesus for good works that God prepared beforehand so we may do them.
Yes, I say also to you, true companion, help them. They have struggled together in the gospel ministry along with me and Clement and my other coworkers, whose names are in the book of life.
We know, brothers and sisters loved by God, that he has chosen you,
But we ought to thank God always for you, brothers and sisters loved by the Lord, because God chose you from the beginning for salvation through sanctification by the Spirit and faith in the truth.
In fact this is why we work hard and struggle, because we have set our hope on the living God, who is the Savior of all people, especially of believers.
He is the one who saved us and called us with a holy calling, not based on our works but on his own purpose and grace, granted to us in Christ Jesus before time began,
No one in military service gets entangled in matters of everyday life; otherwise he will not please the one who recruited him.
not pilfering, but showing all good faith, in order to bring credit to the teaching of God our Savior in everything.
and from Jesus Christ -- the faithful witness, the firstborn from among the dead, the ruler over the kings of the earth. To the one who loves us and has set us free from our sins at the cost of his own blood