Exhortation: The grace of God toward sinners is a difficult idea to grasp. The reality is we will never fully grasp it in this period of redemptive history. The effects of this grace take many forms. What it does so clearly is humble us before our God. Why is it that God poured His rich mercy and goodness on us? Moses gives us a glimpse into this divine initiative. He writes: “It was not because you were more in number than any other people that the Lord set his love on you and chose you, for you were the fewest of all peoples, 8 but it is because the Lord loves you and is keeping the oath that he swore to your fathers.” Jesus says: “You did not choose me, but I chose you.” Brothers and Sisters, in the end of history, we will know with greater and resurrected understanding that the love of God in Christ Jesus shown to us who were once unlovable will be the foundation of our worship for all eternity.
Let us Pray: Our Father and our God, may we know Your love to us and may we love one another as you command.