Therefore, as the elect of God, holy and beloved, put on tender mercies, kindness, humility, meekness, longsuffering; bearing with one another, and forgiving one another, if anyone has a complaint against another; even as Christ forgave you, so you also must do. But above all these things put on love, which is the bond of perfection.
A BELIEVER IS THE ELECT OF GOD
- Elect is Greek word electors and means chosen, one picked out from among the larger group for special service or privileges. It is used to refer to Christ as the chosen Messiah of God (Luke 23:35) and believers as recipients of God’s favor (Matt. 24:22; Romans 8:33; and Col. 3:12).
Matthew 24:22 – And unless those days were shortened, no flesh would be saved;but for theelect’s sake those days will be shortened.
Romans 8:33 – Who shall bring a charge against God’s elect?It isGod who justifies.
Colossians 3:12 – Therefore,as
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