Friday, May 9, 2014

Evidently the Bible Has A Smidgen To Say About God Choosing And Calling


Deuteronomy 7:6. “For thou art an holy people unto the LORD thy God; the LORD thy God hath chosen thee to be a special people unto himself, above all people that are upon the face of the earth” (Isa 43:20).

Psalms 33:12. “Blessed is the nation whose God is the LORD; and the people whom he hath chosen for his own inheritance.”

Matthew 20:15. “Is it not lawful for me to do what I will with mine own?” “Many be called but few chosen” (Mat 22:14).

Mark 13:20. “...but for the elect’s sake, whom he hath chosen, he has shortened the days” (vv 22,27).

John 13:18. “I speak not of you all: I know whom I have chosen” (Rom 16:13).

John 15:16. “Ye have not chosen me, but I have chosen you” (v 19).

Acts 9:15. “But the Lord said unto him, Go thy way: for he is a chosen vessel unto me.”

Acts 22:14. “And he said, The God of our fathers hath chosen thee.”

Acts 10:41. “Not to all people, but unto witnesses chosen before of God, even to us.”

1 Corinthians 1:27. “But God hath chosen the foolish things of the world to confound the wise; and God hath chosen the weak things of the world”

Ephesians 1:4. “According as he hath chosen us in him before the foundation of the world.”

2 Thessalonians 2:13. “But we are bound to give thanks alway to God for you, brethren beloved of the Lord, because God hath from the beginning chosen you to salvation.”

James 2:5. “Hath not God chosen the poor of this world?” (1Ki 3:8, Psa 89:3, 105:6, 106:5, etc.).

1 Peter 2:9. “But ye are a chosen generation, a royal priesthood, an holy nation, a peculiar [or purchased] people.”

Revelation 17:14. “And they that are with him are called, and chosen, and faithful” (v 8; 19:9).

Acts 2:39. “For the promise is unto you, and to your children, and to all that are afar off, even as many as the Lord our God shall call.”

Romans 1:6. “Among whom are ye also the called of Jesus Christ” (vv 5,7).

Romans 8:28. “And we know that all things work together for good to them that love God, to them who are the called according to his purpose” (v 30).

1 Corinthians 1:24. “But unto them which are called, both Jews and Greeks, Christ the power of God, and the wisdom of God” (vv 9,26-27; Col 3:15).

Galatians 1:15-16. “But when it pleased God, who separated me from my mother’s womb, and called me by his grace, to reveal his Son in me.”

Ephesians 4:4. “There is one body, and one Spirit, even as ye are called in one hope of your calling.”

1 Thessalonians 2:12. “...walk worthy of God, who hath called you unto his kingdom and glory” (4:7).

2 Thessalonians 1:11. “Wherefore also we pray always for you, that our God would count you worthy of this calling” (Heb 3:1; Eph 1:18).

1 Timothy 6:12. “Fight the good fight of faith, lay hold on eternal life, whereunto thou art also called.”

2 Timothy 1:9. “Who hath saved us, and called us with an holy calling, not according to our works, but according to his own purpose and grace, which was given us in Christ Jesus before the world began.”

Hebrews 9:15. “...they which are called might receive the promise of eternal inheritance” (Rev 17:14; Jud 1; 2Pe 1:3; 1Pet. 1:15; Gal 1:6; 1Co 1:26).

1 Peter 5:10. “But the God of all grace, who hath called us unto his eternal glory by Christ Jesus.”

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