For those God foreknew he also predestined to be conformed to the image of his Son, that he might be the firstborn among many brothers and sisters. And those he predestined, he also called; those he called, he also justified; those he justified, he also glorified.

– Romans 8:29-30 (NIV)

Today’s commentary
by Dave Whitehead, Senior Pastor, GraceNYC.org, Author of Making Sense of the Bible

We didn’t choose God; He chose us. This is a liberating truth because that also means that God has a plan for us to be changed into His likeness. So Christian growth is not an exercise of willpower, but of obedience to the path that God has set before us. This path is filled with God’s provision and mercy and it is the path to His glory as we keep stepping forward by faith.

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