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January 7, 2023

He Chose Us for His Purpose

Eph 1:4 Even as He chose us in Him before the foundation of the world to be holy and without blemish before Him in love, 2 Thes 2:13 But we ought to thank God always concerning you... because God chose you from the beginning unto salvation in sanctification of the Spirit and belief of the truth,

God's choosing is His first blessing bestowed upon us; it is the first item of God's well-speaking concerning the church. God's choosing is His selection. From among numberless people, He has selected us. Verse 4 says that God chose us before the foundation of the world. This was in eternity past. God chose us according to His infinite foresight before He created us. God's selection was not made in time, but in eternity. Before the foundation of the world, God chose us. Among millions of people, He foresaw us before we were even born and selected us before the foundation of the world. The expression, before the foundation of the world, implies the entire universe, not only the earth. This indicates that the universe was founded for man's existence to fulfill God's eternal purpose. Without such a universe, it would be impossible for man to exist. Man's existence is for the fulfillment of God's eternal purpose. Thus, man is the focal point of God's eternal purpose. The universe was founded so that man could exist to fulfill God's eternal purpose.

Bible verses are taken from the Recovery Version of the Bible and Words of Ministry from Witness Lee, Life-study of Ephesians, pp.20-21. Both are published by Living Stream Ministry, Anaheim, CA. Please visit us at www.emanna.com. Send comments to: comment@emanna.com.

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