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God Chooses You

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Psalm 8

The psalmist calls God majestic. Such high praise is reserved for the best. God is impressive, beautiful, dignified, glorious. God is an all-impressive Creator, and we — mankind — are His favorite creation.

Psalm 8:5 says He has "crowned [us] with glory and honor." But why would this infinite Being pay attention to humans at all? Surely, God would get more pleasure out of His never ending kaleidoscope of sunsets, oceans, jungles, and stars. Sinful humans don't deserve to be set apart as His favorites. Right?

God chooses to love us best because He made us in His image (Genesis 1:27). He is mindful of us. He knows every hair on our heads (Matthew 10:30) and cares for us by providing our basic needs every day (Matthew 6:25-32).

Not only does God care for us practically, He cares for us spiritually and emotionally. God wants to spend time with us daily and enjoy a close, intimate relationship with us. He sent Jesus so we could be one with Him just as the Father, Son, and Holy Spirit are one together (John 17:20-23).

Jesus became fully human and sacrificed Himself for us so nothing would stand in the way of our unity with God. Through Jesus' shed blood and resurrection power, our sin is obliterated. Being "mindful of [us]" sounds like an understatement in light of God's great plan. He placed us as the centerpiece of His thoughts and divine will. This is extraordinary love.

Reflect:

  • Who or what do you love most?
  • How far would you go to show them your love?
  • How does knowing God thinks of you that way change your perspective of Him?

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