Chosen And Ordained
By J. Darrel Handel
In John 15:16 we read, "Ye have not chosen Me, but I have chosen you, and ordained you, that ye should go and bring forth fruit, and that your fruit should remain."
All of us are glad to be chosen for salvation, but few are willing to confess that they are also chosen to be witnesses for God. Jesus said that He had not only chosen us but also ordained us: He has spiritually prepared us and endued us with power which will make obedient Christians become successful witnesses. Too many of God's people are frustrated because of deliberate disobedience.