Monday, August 14, 2006

The words "election" and "predestination" are galvanizing
words. The troops will hit the trenches over such words.
But there is one aspect of election that is not controversial.
One aspect that everyone can agree to, but, yet, is seldom
actually practiced.

That aspect is what we are elected to do. Dr Mouw, in his
book, "Calvanism in the Las Vegas Airport", gives an
example of a president of the US who is elected for a four
year term. He spends all four years thanking the people
and the legislature for electing him. All his speeches center
around his thankfulness at being elected. He never actually
gets down to the reason he was elected. He never puts his
hand to the plow and accomplishes the job he was elected
to do.

I Peter 2:9, 10 gives the elect their marching orders.

But you are a chosen generation, a royal
priesthood, a holy nation. His own special
people, that you may proclaim the
praises of Him who called you out
of darkness into His marvelous
who once were not a people but are now the
people of God, who had not obtained mercy
but now have obtained mercy.

Sometimes methinks I spend an inordinate amount of time
thanking God for what He has done for me and not quite
enough actually proclaiming His praise to my neighbors and
to the nations.

1 comment:

e-Mom said...

Excellent thoughts. We need to DO something with this glorious gift salvation, for the benefit of others. We've freely reaped a harvest; now it's time to sow.