Tuesday, November 03, 2015

How the doctrine of election fuelled Jesus’ work

The New Testament unanimously presents the doctrine of election as a glad and glorious reality of the gospel. The staggering news that God has loved Christ’s people from before the foundation of the world, creating us for mercy, blessing and joy, offers much-needed confidence and security as we walk by faith in the weakness of the flesh.

No one understood the power of the doctrine of election better than Jesus, God’s chosen one (Luke 9:35). He understood his position was secure by God’s declaration, and that God would bring him to glory because he had loved him before the foundation of the world (John 17:24). Jesus understood this: to be chosen by God is to be precious and loved with an everlasting love (1 Pet 2:4). Knowing that his person and work were a part of God’s infallible plan fueled everything Jesus did. Read more

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