Sweet Election

God does not choose those who will choose Him. God chooses those who would never choose Him. God chooses the unlovely, the sinner, the wicked… not just the undeserving, but the ill deserving like me. If God didn’t elect us, predestine us, choose us, all of this culmination of this constellation of verbage in the Bible testifies together that we don’t love God 1st, He loves us 1st. We don’t choose God 1st, He chooses us 1st. We don’t pursue God 1st; He pursues us 1st. God’s not lost; we are, and He’s the One on a rescue mission to save His enemies.
Mark Driscoll, Part 1: Trial and Sin

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