“God has saved us and called us, with a holy calling, not according to our works, but according to His own purpose and grace which was given to us in Christ Jesus before time began.” ( 2 Tim. 1.9)
This is a very rich text. One may say, “Yes, it is rich; but elementary and repetitious in its teaching.” Maybe so; but we learn best by repetition. That’s why Peter would say, “This second epistle, beloved, I now write unto you; in which I stir up your pure minds by way of remembrance.” (2 Pet. 3.1) It is good to repeat. That is the way we commit God’s Word to memory.
So, what are some of the teachings of this verse? Let’s list them: (1) God has saved us. (Jno. 3.16) (2) He has called us. (2 Th. 2.14) (3) Not according to our works. (Eph. 2.9) (4) But according to His purpose. (Eph. 1.11-12) (5) According to His own grace which was given to us in Christ Jesus. (Eph. 2.8) (6) Before time began. (Eph. 3.7-13; Col. 1.15-20)
Think about it, Lobos.
Y’all read ‘em, now, ye hear?!
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