A reading for Monday, September 21, 2015: Genesis 25:1-6

In the midst of the many blessings of life that Abraham enjoyed, he remained forever faithful to the covenant that God had promised. Isaac was special. He was the one promised as a blessing in order that Abraham's family would bless the whole world. Even as Abraham enjoyed his last days with another wife and more children, he never forgot the good gift of covenant given by God.

Right from the beginning of the covenant we see the idea of election. This Christian doctrine, in the broad sense, means that God chooses. It's not that one person is better than another, or more faithful. The idea is that God had chosen Isaac to be the blessing and Abraham honored that choice in the midst of the other blessings he was given. Only because God had chosen Isaac.

It's hard to understand sometimes what God might be doing with us and with our world. But the idea that God has chosen us to serve in a particular way, not for the privilege of serving, but because God has chosen is really important. What has God called you to do today? Not because you are special or particularly faithful, but because God has placed you in a moment in time for something important to the Kingdom?

"But you are a chosen race, a royal priesthood, a holy nation, God’s own people, in order that you may proclaim the mighty acts of him who called you out of darkness into his marvelous light."
-1 Peter 2:9


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