Unlimited: Make the Kingdom Choice
Feb 5, 2017 1049
For He chose us in Him before the creation of the world to be holy and blameless in His sight. In love, He predestined us for adoption to sonship through Jesus Christ, in accordance with His pleasure and will (Eph 1:4–6).
Have you ever had a straight-out choice between something nice and something not so nice?
I’ve often travelled overseas with a particular colleague, and he often offers me a choice of rooms. Usually, there’s one room that is much more appealing than another.
I try to make “Abraham’s Choice,” and I leave the better room for my friend.
What’s Abraham’s Choice? That refers to the story of Abraham in the Bible, when his nephew Lot gave him the choice of a good land or a worse land for his sheep, and Abraham took the worse land for himself so that his nephew could have the better land.
The original “Abraham’s Choice” was made by God, who could have chosen to remain in heaven, but instead He came to this earth to be right here with us. He chose to be one of us. He chose to die to heal our broken lives.
When we know that God always has something better for us, it becomes easier to give what is better to others. Abraham knew that God had a Kingdom prepared for him. That’s why “Abraham’s Choice” is the Kingdom choice.
It’s all about honouring others above yourself. When you do that, you’re honouring Jesus, who chose you even above all of heaven. – Eliezer Gonzalez
Eli’s Reflection: Life presents us with many opportunities to make Abraham’s choice. Be alert for an opportunity to make a choice that blesses someone else at your expense. It’s what the Kingdom of Heaven is all about!