The righteous choose their friends carefully

Do not envy the violent or choose any of their ways … Do not envy the wicked, do not desire their company. … But if serving the Lord seems undesirable to you, then choose for yourselves this day whom you will serve … But as for me and my household, we will serve the Lord … I desire to do your will, my God; your law is within my heart. Continue Reading “The righteous choose their friends carefully”

Many are invited, but few are chosen

You are the children of the LORD your God … for you are a people holy to the LORD your God. Out of all the peoples on the face of the earth, the LORD has chosen you to be his treasured possession.The LORD, who is faithful, the Holy One of Israel, who has chosen you. … I took you from the ends of the earth, from its farthest corners I called you. I said, “You are my servant”; I have chosen you and have not rejected you. Continue Reading “Many are invited, but few are chosen”