Is 42:1 “Behold my servant, whom I uphold; Mine elect, in whom my soul delighteth; I have put my spirit upon Him; He shall bring forth judgment to the gentiles.”
Have we ever stopped to consider Jesus was God’s elect?
Jesus was chosen by God to be the world’s Saviour and in so doing was elected to demote His holy status, deny His Kingly power, right and Kingdom and die the most utterly humiliating , excruciating death, so that the people who denied Him ate the apple, ran away and worshipped false gods made by human hands, would have an everlasting opportunity to forgiveness, eternal life, the greatest gift of which is what we denied in the first place by eating the apple and worshipping false gods. Yet why did He, most holy Awe-inspiring God, agree to this, even though there was the distinct possibility for history to repeat itself?
He values, over all His creation, over all His heavenly counterparts, beside Himself, He values intimacy and personal, truth-filled relationship with us.
How much do we value it, James said faith without action is dead, let’s put our actions into Jesus first, Mat 6:33.