Chosen to Serve

chosen-elect

“For Yakov my servant’s sake, and Isra’El my elect; I have even called you by your name: I have surnamed you, though you have not known me.”

~ Isaiah 45:4 ~

 

Often times God will repeat the same idea using different words in order to illustrate or drive home a point. Repetition is the best form of instruction. Here in this verse we see repetition being used in its first phrases

Scripture teaches us that Jacob and Isra’El are the same individual. In this verse Jacob is servant and Isra’El is elect. But, rather than juxtapose the two roles and names against each other let us look to unify them, for just as Jacob is Isra’El, the servant is elect.

Our Master is the quintessential example of this. Yehoshua is the Chosen One, most precious in His Father’s eyes, but was also as obedient as a servant unto death.

It is written:

“Behold my servant, whom I uphold; my elect, in whom my soul delights;

I have put my spirit on him: he shall bring forth judgment to the Gentiles.”

~ Isaiah 42:1 ~

 

To be chosen/elect by God is also to be a servant to God, ready to do His desire.

and in His chosen His soul delights in.

He delights to uphold His servants.

Serve the Lord with gladness, come before His presence with singing.