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We are God's Chosen

Scripture

“Before I formed you in the womb I knew you, and before you were born I consecrated you; I appointed you a prophet to the nations.” (Jeremiah 1:5). See, I have set you this day over nations and over kingdoms, to pluck up and to break down, to destroy and to overthrow, to build and to plant.” (Jeremiah 1:10).

Observation

This was the call of Jeremiah by God to be a prophet to the nations. God spoke those words specifically to Jeremiah, with a particular mission. Jeremiah is one of the Bible’s unbreakable characters, enduring enemy plots, was whipped and put in stocks, flogged and bound in a dungeon and lowered by ropes into the deep mire of a cistern (Jeremiah 11, 20, 37 and 38). God didn’t promise Jeremiah or us that we would be without trouble, but He has promised to carry us through trouble. In the end, Jeremiah survived all the troubles because God was with him.

Application

God may not use us to uproot kingdoms (v 10), but the principle of His sovereignty applies to us every bit as much as it did to Jeremiah. He knew each of us before we were even conceived, and He’s chosen us for His good purposes (v 5). Be assured that even through trouble and difficult times, He can empower us to do great things for Him.

Prayer

 

Lord, I pray that You will make clear to me the destiny You have for my life. Encourage me that I will be an Overcomer and the kind of person You want me to be, believing that You have a perfect plan for me.