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11/22 2 Thessalonians 2

In chapter 2 we learn that God has chosen us first.  One would think that if we choose God, He willingly accepts us.  But there had to be at some point a decision made by God to choose us.  Without His decision, all the efforts we make to choose Him are largely a waste of  time.  If I chose to be your friend and yet you refuse to be my friend, nothing I do will ever matter, will ever change your mind.

13But we ought always to thank God for you, brothers loved by the Lord, because from the beginning God chose you to be saved through the sanctifying work of the Spirit and through belief in the truth. 14He called you to this through our gospel, that you might share in the glory of our Lord Jesus Christ. 15So then, brothers, stand firm and hold to the teachings we passed on to you, whether by word of mouth or by letter.

So to boil this down to a simple concept.  God chose you first.  You are now allowed to choose Him right back.

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November 22, 2009 - Posted by | Uncategorized | , ,

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