The definition of chosen or choice is: To be preferred or Care in Selecting.
So, in the Word--- are you ready? Come on, I am waiting....
Okay, let's roll this out.
There are 23 scriptures with the word Chosen in the NKJV, but in the NIV there are 38.
Let's go dig. Oh isn't this fun? I do believe so. Posted here are NKJV.
The Christian’s Walk17 So this I say, and solemnly affirm together with the Lord [as in His presence], that you must no longer live as the [unbelieving] Gentiles live, in the futility of their minds [and in the foolishness and emptiness of their souls], 18 for their [moral] understanding is darkened and their reasoning is clouded; [they are] alienated and self-banished from the life of God [with no share in it; this is] because of the [willful] ignorance and spiritual blindness that is [deep-seated] within them, because of the hardness and insensitivity of their heart. 19 And they, [the ungodly in their spiritual apathy], having become callous and unfeeling, have given themselves over [as prey] to unbridled sensuality, eagerly craving the practice of every kind of impurity [that their desires may demand]. 20 But you did not learn Christ in this way! 21 If in fact you have [really] heard Him and have been taught by Him, just as truth is in Jesus [revealed in His life and personified in Him], 22 that, regarding your previous way of life, you put off your old self [completely discard your former nature], which is being corrupted through deceitful desires, 23 and be continually renewed in the spirit of your mind [having a fresh, untarnished mental and spiritual attitude], 24 and put on the new self [the regenerated and renewed nature], created in God’s image, [godlike] in the righteousness and holiness of the truth [living in a way that expresses to God your gratitude for your salvation].
25 Therefore, rejecting all falsehood [whether lying, defrauding, telling half-truths, spreading rumors, any such as these], speak truth each one with his neighbor, for we are all parts of one another [and we are all parts of the body of Christ]. 26 Be angry [at sin—at immorality, at injustice, at ungodly behavior], yet do not sin; do not let your anger [cause you shame, nor allow it to] last until the sun goes down. 27 And do not give the devil an opportunity [to lead you into sin by holding a grudge, or nurturing anger, or harboring resentment, or cultivating bitterness]. 28 The thief [who has become a believer] must no longer steal, but instead he must work hard [making an honest living], producing that which is good with his own hands, so that he will have something to share with those in need. 29 Do not let unwholesome [foul, profane, worthless, vulgar] words ever come out of your mouth, but only such speech as is good for building up others, according to the need and the occasion, so that it will be a blessing to those who hear [you speak]. 30 And do not grieve the Holy Spirit of God [but seek to please Him], by whom you were sealed and marked [branded as God’s own] for the day of redemption [the final deliverance from the consequences of sin]. 31 Let all bitterness and wrath and anger and clamor [perpetual animosity, resentment, strife, fault-finding] and slander be put away from you, along with every kind of malice [all spitefulness, verbal abuse, malevolence]. 32 Be kind and helpful to one another, tender-hearted [compassionate, understanding], forgiving one another [readily and freely], just as God in Christ also forgave [c]you.
As we reread that first part, 1-24, wow! Living as an unbeliever, he is talking about what happens when you are chosen, and you were. We have to clean out our "closet" and get rid of the junk. Sometimes though, someone will chose to walk with Jesus, but the journey is too much. They may have the head knowledge of the WORD of God, but their heart isn't aligned with it. So, they fall back and go into the ways of the world again and live even more differently than before and expect others to be okay with those choices they made. Sometimes it is difficult to obey. But that is what God wants from us.
Genesis 22:18Amplified Bible (AMP)
18 Through your seed all the nations of the earth shall be blessed, because you have heard and obeyed My voice.”
How hard is it for you to obey? Was it hard for your children? We have a tendency to disobey and rebel than listen to God. As we finish up this talk today, let's work on three things. Listening for God, reading His Word, and last but never least, obey Him.
The very last thing, pray for our nation, the leaders, the race for the office.