“Before I formed you in the womb I knew you, before you were born I set you apart;” Jeremiah 1:5
How does this truth make you feel? … that in God’s sovereign right you were made the object of His choice–before you were born. Before you were born again! Who can understand the righteousness and mercy of our LORD? Would I have chosen me? I dare not consider the multitude of my sin that so quickly disqualifies me from any honorable standing; yet God, in His mercy upon me, forgave my dreadful lot through Jesus. And yours, too. The Cross is God’s justice, His mercy, and His promise for me, and for you. The power of Christ’s blood shed is for all who see themselves disqualified, rejected, unworthy, and sick because of sin. May His saving power heal today. May the power of Christ’s perfect blood cleanse and heal those hidden places in our hearts and minds today! May God bring to light the hidden fears, the unbelief, the ugly pride that the devil convinces us we must own. No more! Before you were born you were set apart! Jesus alone! His love overcomes it all!
Thank You, Father for choosing us, not because of who we are, but because You saw fit to make us the object of Your mercy and grace. Open our eyes to see more clearly Your heart toward us, toward others. Let our response grow increasingly humble, grateful, and devoted to You. You deserve it all, glorious Lord and God. We are nothing without Jesus. We are everything You delight in because of Jesus! Thank You for forgiving us; please help us to walk in forgiveness. This is the way of the Gospel. Thank You, thank You, we praise You, and we love You, Lord, amen.
By Dana Lange