You are my servant, I have chosen you. – Isaiah 41:9
If we have received the grace of YaHoVaH in our hearts, its practical effect has been to make us YHVH’s servants. We may be unfaithful servants, we certainly are unprofitable ones, but yet, blessed be His Name, we are His servants, wearing His uniform, eating at His table, and obeying His Commands.
We were once the servants of sin, but He who made us free has now taken us into His family and taught us obedience to His will. We do not serve our Master perfectly, but we would if we could. As we hear YAH’s voice saying unto us, “You are My servant,” we can answer with David, “I am your servant. . . . You have loosed my bonds.” – Psalm 116:16
But Elohim calls us not only His servants, but His chosen ones—”I have chosen you.” We have not chosen Him first, but He has chosen us.
If we are now YAH’s servants, it wasn’t always so; the change must be ascribed to sovereign grace. That grace bought through the blood of YAHSHUA, the ultimate sacrifice. The eye of sovereignty singled us out, and the voice of unchanging grace declared, “I have loved you with an everlasting love.” – Jeremiah 31:3
Long before time began or space was created, YaHoVaH had written upon His heart the names of His elect people, had predestinated them to be conformed unto the image of His Son, and ordained them heirs of all the fullness of His love, His grace, and His glory.
What comfort is here! Having loved us for so long, will the YaHoVaH then reject us? He knew how stiff-necked we would be, He understood that our hearts were evil, and yet He made the choice.
Our Savior is no fickle lover, until we refuse to conform to the ‘will’ of His Abba – YaHoVaH. Not with eyeservice, as menpleasers; but as the servants of Moshiach, doing the will of YAH from the heart – Ephesians 6:6 (KJV).
This is the only way… Choosing rather to suffer affliction with the people of YHVH, than to enjoy the pleasures of sin for a season; – Hebrews 11:25 (KJV). For it is written… “Ye shall walk after the YaHoVaH your Elohim, and fear him, and keep his commandments, and obey his voice, and ye shall serve him, and cleave unto him.” – Deuteronomy 13:4 (KJV).
Now we know that YAH heareth not sinners: but if any man be a worshipper of YHVH, and doeth His will, him He heareth. – John 9:31 (KJV).
Let us hold fast the profession of our faith without wavering; (for He is faithful that promised – Hebrews 10:23 (KJV). And this is the confidence that we have in Him, that, if we ask any thing according to His will, He heareth us: – 1 John 5:14 (KJV)
The eternal choice is a bond upon our gratitude and upon His faithfulness through grace made possible by YAHSHUA’s blood and the power of the Ruach HaKodesh, which neither can disown.