HIS CHOICE

Ps.65:4 – How blessed is the one whom You choose and bring near to You

To dwell in Your courts.

We will be satisfied with the goodness of Your house,

Your holy temple.

Before we came to Christ we had no idea what being close to Him would be like. We didn’t even know that was possible (at least I didn’t). All the unbelievers think about in regard to Christianity is the supposed rules they have to adhere to and the carnal pleasures they no longer can indulge in. This verse of scripture shows the blessedness of being one of His chosen ones. Jesus said it very plainly, “You have not chosen Me but I have chosen you”. Before we come to Christ we are living in a state of slavery. We are enslaved to our sinful passions. That is part of what happened to mankind as a result of the fall. Our wills have been ensnared by sin; as a result we always made the wrong choices. The only way out is to be struck or chosen by His electing love. Here is how Charles Spurgeon describes it.

“We are chosen of God, according to the good pleasure of his will, and this alone is blessedness. Then, since we cannot and will not come to God of ourselves, he works graciously in us, and attracts us powerfully; he subdues our unwillingness, and removes our inability by the almighty workings of his transforming grace. This also is no slight blessedness. Furthermore, we, by his divine drawings, are made nigh by the blood of his Son, and brought near by his spirit, into intimate fellowship; so that we have access with boldness, and are no longer as those who are afar off by wicked works: here also is unrivalled blessedness. To crown all, we do not come nigh in peril of dire destruction…, but we approach as chosen and accepted ones, to become dwellers in the divine household: this is heaped up blessedness, vast beyond conception. But dwelling in the house we are treated as sons, for the servant abideth not in the house for ever, but the son abideth ever.”

Once you fall into the grasp of the love of God you find yourself enamored with the presence found in His house. He chose us to be with Him. He loves us and we love to be with Him. I have to agree with David,

“How blessed is the one whom You choose and bring near to You

To dwell in Your courts.

We will be satisfied with the goodness of Your house,

Your holy temple”.

One Reply to “HIS CHOICE”

  1. This statement says it all, “All the unbelievers think about in regard to Christianity is the supposed rules they have to adhere to and the carnal pleasures they no longer can indulge in.” Just suppose the “rules” you “have to adhere to” you actually want to and enjoy doing and bring you more pleasure then anything you engauged in before coming to the saving knowledge of Christ. That is my experience! \o/

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