Scripture Reading: John 15:16 Ye have not chosen me, but I have chosen you, and ordained you, that ye should go and bring forth fruit, and that your fruit should remain: that whatsoever ye shall ask of the Father in my name, he may give it you..
Reflections: Jesus taught His disciples an important lesson about their identity and role as citizens of the kingdom. He explained to them that they were both chosen and ordained. The term “chosen” comes from the Greek word “eklego,” which means to select or pick out from a group. When you are chosen, you are a candidate for divine favour and intervention. On the other hand, to be ordained means that you have been appointed for a specific task. The implication is that you have essential responsibilities to fulfil in advancing the kingdom of God. Therefore, it is crucial to remember that you have been chosen and ordained. As a Christian, dedicate your time to also offer voluntary services at church to help spread the gospel and support its functioning, rather than solely seeking favors from God.
Prayer: Dear Lord, I thank you that I am chosen and ordained.
Confession: I am chosen and ordained.