Monday, July 9, 2012

chosen, saved, and sanctified

But we ought always to give thanks to God for you, brothers beloved by the Lord, because God chose you as the firstfruits to be saved, through sanctification by the Spirit and belief in the truth.
2 Thessalonians 2:13

Christian reality
in which our souls reside
is the factual trinity
of being chosen, saved, and sanctified.

We are chosen in Christ
to be heirs together
and are satisfied
with family life there.

We are saved by faith
in Jesus' work that rescues
and live every day
in a life that is new.

We are made holy in Him
and called to live differently
so that God can be seen
in our words and our deeds.

Our lives are in Christ
and in Him we abide
as a world we change by life
...we are chosen, saved, and sanctified.

1 comment:

Joanna Wilkinson said...

I am so glad you posted this Marty. Our small group discussion Saturday night has left my mind wandering again. We were talking about those offered the same choice we've been given but who refuse. I have always and will likely always struggle with "chosen". Do some have to be born that will refuse to validate the concept of choice? Is it sinful nature infecting my thinking that this is hard to accept?