Signs you are chosen and don’t even know it. Isaiah, Chapter 43 verse one. But now thus sayeth the Lord that created thee, O Jacob, and he that formed thee, O Israel, fear not, for I have redeemed thee, I have called thee by thy name thou art mine. God speaks to his people as their creator. After all, he is the one who created them. Do you understand that God knew you before your father and your mother first met one another? In Isaiah Chapter 43 verse one, God twice directly claims his people. After all, it is his right to do so. He is both the creator and Redeemer. If you are a child of God, God is your creator and your Redeemer. He has called you by his name. You are his, and he is yours. God chose you first.
John Chapter 4, verse 19. We love him because he first loved us. Ephesians, chapter one, verse 4. For he chose us in him before the creation of the world, to be wholly and blameless in his sight, in love. Believers are chosen by God, and they are chosen before they have done anything or have been anything for God. Ephesians, chapter one verse 4 gives us some characteristics of those who are chosen by God. So what are the signs that you are chosen by God? One you are holy, we are to be quote holy, a word meaning quote set apart. It is interesting to note that the Bible states that those who will see the Lord for all eternity in heaven are those who pursue holiness. Hebrews chapter 12, verse 14 pursue peace with all people and holiness, without which no one will see the Lord. This verse highlights a wonderful and yet terrifying reality.
The reality that not all people will see the Lord. The truth is, we all will see the Lord. We will all stand before him and see him when we step into eternity. We all know that even the enemies of the Lord shall bow before him, and every tongue shall confess that he is Lord. But this verse is not referring to that day when the whole of humanity, passed and present will be gathered together and see the Lord. In Hebrews chapter 12, verse 14, he is talking about the continual seeing of the Lord which will follow after the judgement. Hebrews is talking about those who will continue to see God throughout endless ages, those who will gaze upon the face of God forever. Unholy people will not. Unholy people will see God for a brief period of time when they are being judged, but in their eternity they will not be seeing God. They will go to a place with no beauty, a place where there is only pain. A place full of weeping and mashing of teeth. That is where the unholy people will go.
Holiness has to do with living a life of consecration unto God. There is such a holiness as imputed holiness, where holiness is put to our account by God’s kindness. For instance, Abraham believed God and it was credited to him as righteousness, but this is not what this verse is talking about. This verse is referring to a holiness which we can pursue, seek and sought after just like peace with other people can be sought after and pursued. We are commanded to be holy because God is holy and we are supposed to reflect his image. Your attitude to holiness will reveal a lot about whether you have been chosen by God. Your attitude to sin will reveal a lot about whether you have been chosen by God. A child of God is heading towards perfect holiness. Notice my choice of language quote heading towards perfect holiness. No one will ever attain perfect holiness in this life.
Only Jesus did. He was the only perfect man to walk the earth. However, the truth is that true children of God are chasing and pursuing holiness. A clear sign that will tell you that you are indeed chosen by God is that each day you are taking a step towards perfect holiness. Although you will never reach perfect holiness, you are still moving in that direction. Pursue peace with all people and holiness, without which no one will see the Lord. In the Book of Hebrews we are practically told we will not see the face of the Lord forever if we don’t chase after holiness. God’s chosen people seek and follow holiness. This doesn’t mean that Christians don’t sin. We know Christians do sin. We know Christians do sin. But when a Christian sins, they are disturbed by sin and not comfortable in sin. When a Christian sins, their conscience is moved and disturbed.
Whereas when an unbeliever sins they are not phased. When an unbeliever sins, it is business as usual for them, he said pursue. No one can fully attain complete and perfect holiness. Only Jesus did. What the apostle is Speaking of here is the direction of your heart towards holiness and not the level of holiness we can seek and chase after. Holiness with the apostle is telling each and every one of us is this. Without us continually seeking and chasing for these two things, we will not abide in heaven.
He is not saying you will attain these two things, but the direction of your heart will be yearning and seeking for these things. You will be yearning and seeking a holy life, a physicians chapter one, verse 4. For he chose us in him before the creation of the world, to be holy and blameless in his sight, in love. Two, you are blameless. When people hear the characteristic blameless, they automatically think, well, that rules me out because I know for a fact I am not blameless. Therefore I am not chosen by God because I know I am not blameless. The reason for this is that we tend to think of someone who is innocent when we think of the word blameless. We as Christians know we are far from perfect. So what is the biblical view of being blameless? Bakers, Evangelical Dictionary of biblical theology.