December 20


He chose us in Him before the foundation of the world …

That we should be holy and without blame before Him in love.

God from the beginning chose you for salvation through sanctification by the Spirit and belief in the truth, to which He called you … for the obtaining of the glory of our Lord Jesus Christ. § Whom He foreknew, He also predestined to be conformed to the image of His Son, that He might be the firstborn among many brethren. Moreover whom He predestined, these He also called; whom He called, these He also justified; and whom He justified, these He also glorified. § Elect according to the foreknowledge of God the Father, in sanctification of the Spirit, for obedience and sprinkling of the blood of Jesus Christ.

I will give you a new heart and put a new spirit within you; I will take the heart of stone out of your flesh and give you a heart of flesh. § God did not call us to uncleanness, but in holiness.

Eph. 1:4; 1:4; 2 Thess. 2:13–14; Rom. 8:29–30;
1 Peter 1:2; Ezek. 36:26; 1 Thess. 4:7


If the Lord would make windows in heaven, could this thing be? 

Have faith in God. § Without faith it is impossible to please Him. § With God all things are possible.

Is My hand shortened at all that it cannot redeem? Or have I no power to deliver?

“For My thoughts are not your thoughts, nor are your ways My ways,” says the Lord. “For as the heavens are higher than the earth, so are My ways higher than your ways, and My thoughts than your thoughts.” § “Try Me now in this,” says the Lord of hosts, “if I will not open for you the windows of heaven and pour out for you such blessing that there will not be room enough to receive it.”

Behold, the Lord’s hand is not shortened, that it cannot save; nor His ear heavy, that it cannot hear. § Lord, it is nothing for You to help, whether with many or with those who have no power.

We should not trust in ourselves but in God who raises the dead.

2 Kings 7:2; Mark 11:22; Heb. 11:6; Matt. 19:26; Isa. 50:2;
55:8–9; Mal. 3:10; Isa. 59:1; 2 Chron. 14:11; 2 Cor. 1:9

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