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6622 choice

6622 choice

A deliberate act of will or decision, in which God chooses individuals or peoples to be his or calls them to perform certain tasks or responsibilities. Human beings are also required to make choices, particularly between good and evil.

God’s sovereign choice

Mal 1:2-3 See also Ro 9:10-15; Ex 33:19; 1Co 1:27-28; Jas 2:5

God’s chosen people

Israel Dt 7:6 See also Ex 19:4-6; Dt 14:2; Ps 65:4; Isa 14:1; Isa 41:9; Jer 3:14

NT believers Eph 1:4 See also Ro 8:28-33; 1Pe 2:9

God chooses people for special tasks

Ex 3:10 See also 1Sa 9:17; 1Sa 16:1-13; Hag 2:20-23; Mk 3:13-19 pp Lk 6:13-16; Ac 9:10-15; Gal 1:15-16

God chose where he was to be worshipped

Dt 12:5 See also Dt 12:11,14,18,26; Dt 14:23; Dt 16:2,6-7,11,15-16; Dt 26:2; Dt 31:11

People must choose between good and evil

Jos 24:15; Pr 16:16 See also Ex 32:26; Dt 30:19; 1Ki 18:21; Pr 3:31; Pr 8:10; Jn 7:17

Examples of bad choices

Jas 4:4 See also Pr 1:28-33; Isa 65:12; Isa 66:3-4; Mt 27:21 pp Mk 15:9-11

Examples of wise choices

Heb 11:24-26 See also Jos 24:21-24; Ru 1:16; 1Ki 3:5-14

See also

1130God, sovereignty
1175God, will of
2057Christ, obedience
6663freedom of will

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