Consider Jesus: Chosen Of God

Let us continue to “consider Jesus.” (Heb. 3:1) 

IsaLuke 23:35 “And the people stood by, looking on. And even the rulers were sneering at Him, saying, “He saved others; let Him save Himself if this is the Christ of God, His Chosen One. [chosen of God – KJV]” 

1 Pet. 2:4“And coming to Him as to a living stone, rejected by men, but choice [chosen of God – KJV] and precious in the sight of God”

The word “chosen” is also translated as “choice.” The “choicest” is the very best of any class or category. Jesus was chosen by God to the most exalted position than any can imagine. We He came to us as a man He was the very best man. He is the best priest, prophet, king, deliverer, mediator, many other things, and finally the best friend that has ever been.  

Christians, who have been called by God to be conformed to the image of Christ are also said to be choice, chosen or elect in this way. Christ was “the chosen,” we are “chosen” (or “elect”) of God.  Col. 3:12; 1 Pet. 2:4