Please Forgive Me

God chose Aaron's rod (Num. 17:5), a specific kind of fast (Isa. 58:5-6), the place where He would place His name. Shiloh (Psa. 78:60; Jer. 7:12). He chose the city of Jerusalem (1 Kgs. 8:44, 48; 11:32, 36; 14:21; 2 Kgs. 23:27; 2 Chr. 6:34, 38; 12:13), the temple (2 Chr. 7:16; 33:7), and Mt. Zion (Psa. 78:68; 132:13).

He chose Abram (Neh. 9:7), Isaac (Gen. 17:19), Moses (Exo. 3:4-10; Psa. 106:23), Aaron (1 Sam. 12:6; Psa. 105:26); judges: Gideon (Jud. 6:11-15), Samson (Jud. 13:3-5), Barak (Jud. 4:6-9), Samuel (1 Sam. 3:4); kings: Saul (1 Sam. 9:16; 10:24), David (1 Sam. 16:1, 12), Solomon (2 Chr. 28:5, 6), Jeroboam (1 Kgs. 11:29); prophets: Amos (Amos 7:15), Hosea (Hos. 1:2), Jeremiah (Jer. 1:410); national leaders: Pharaoh (Exo. 9:16), Cyrus (Isa. 45:1), Nebuchadnezzar (Jer. 26:6), Zerubbabel (Hag. 2:23).
 
There is God's choice of any "nation or kingdom" (Jer. 18:7-10), the Persian army (Isaiah 13:3), and Assyria (Isa. 10:5-6). God's choice of genetic-corporate entities encompasses six specific groups: all humanity as Noah's seed in the Noachian covenant (Gen. 9:9-17);  the nation of Israel - elected in God's choice of Abraham's seed (Gen. 17:7-8), Isaac's seed (Gen. 17:19), and Jacob's seed (Gen. 28:13-15);  the tribe of Levi (Num. 3:12ff; 16:5, 7; Deut. 18:1-5; 21:5); the Aaronic line (Exo. 28:1-2; Num. 16:40; 17:5; 2 Sam. 2:28, 30);  the house of Phinehas (Num. 25:11-13); and the Davidic line (2 Sam. 7:8). Jesus chose His disciples.

 

He chose the Apostle Paul.  So please forgive me   if I don't get too excited when you tell me he didn't chose you but that you chose Him. 

 

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