I shouldn’t think too much of myself. There is nothing there to see of importance. I know that but I like to pretend otherwise. God knows it so I might as well deal with it.
God acts completely out of love. There is no other motivation. Jesus challenges me to see that and get it in my heart and soul.
Jesus has freed me. Jesus has brought me out of slavery. God is God. God is mighty and I can depend on him. God keeps his promises to me and my family.
God does not ignore my choosing to ignore his goal for my life (sin). If I ignore him, there is a judgement day. My choice needs to be to love God.
God wasn’t attracted to you and didn’t choose you because you were big and important—the fact is, there was almost nothing to you. He did it out of sheer love, keeping the promise he made to your ancestors. God stepped in and mightily bought you back out of that world of slavery, freed you from the iron grip of Pharaoh king of Egypt. Know this: God, your God, is God indeed, a God you can depend upon. He keeps his covenant of loyal love with those who love him and observe his commandments for a thousand generations. But he also pays back those who hate him, pays them the wages of death; he isn’t slow to pay them off—those who hate him, he pays right on time.