These days we hear many loudly talking about their “rights”. But what about God’s rights? Some people act as if He didn’t have any. Today’s devotional will give you great food for thought. God bless you.
Because of Calvary,
Ephesians 1:3-6 ESV
Spiritual Blessings in Christ
3 Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, who has blessed us in Christ with every spiritual blessing in the heavenly places, 4 even as he chose us in him before the foundation of the world, that we should be holy and blameless before him. In love 5 he predestined us[a] for adoption to himself as sons through Jesus Christ, according to the purpose of his will, 6 to the praise of his glorious grace, with which he has blessed us in the Beloved.
“There is such a thing as divine sovereignty with regard to the choice of persons who are to be saved. If one man is saved, and not another, God hath made the difference, and God has the right to make the difference. If my brother shall enter heaven, and I shall be sent to hell, God has a right to save my brother; and he would be righteous in my damnation, for I deserve it; and if my brother does not deserve to be saved, — as he does not, — yet God has a right to give salvation to him, and to withhold it from me, if so it pleases him. My soul falls down in abject submission at his feet; I have no rights when I come before the Almighty, I have no claims on him; I have so sinned and so erred that, if he had sent my soul to hell, I should have richly deserved it. God has a right to do as he wills with his creatures; and he exhibits this right in his choice of those whom he calls…”
[Charles Haddon Spurgeon, The Metropolitan Tabernacle Pulpit XLIV, (London: Passmore and Alabaster, 1898), p. 614]