h even as he i chose us in him j before the foundation of the world, that we should be k holy and blameless before him. In love
l he predestined us for m adoption as sons through Jesus Christ, n according to the purpose of his will,
o to the praise of his glorious grace, with which he has blessed us in p the Beloved.
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For we are his workmanship, created in Christ Jesus for good works, which God prepared beforehand, that we should walk in them.
2 Thessalonians 2:13
But we ought always to give thanks to God for you, brothers beloved by the Lord, because God chose you as the firstfruits to be saved, through sanctification by the Spirit and belief in the truth.
1 Peter 1:2
According to the foreknowledge of God the Father, in the sanctification of the Spirit, for obedience to Jesus Christ and for sprinkling with his blood: May grace and peace be multiplied to you.
Listen, my beloved brothers, has not God chosen those who are poor in the world to be rich in faith and heirs of the kingdom, which he has promised to those who love him?
For you are a people holy to the Lord your God. The Lord your God has chosen you to be a people for his treasured possession, out of all the peoples who are on the face of the earth.
And the Lord has declared today that you are a people for his treasured possession, as he has promised you, and that you are to keep all his commandments.
2 Timothy 1:9
Who saved us and called us to a holy calling, not because of our works but because of his own purpose and grace, which he gave us in Christ Jesus before the ages began.
This was to fulfill what was spoken by the prophet: "I will open my mouth in parables; I will utter what has been hidden since the foundation of the world.
So that he might present the church to himself in splendor, without spot or wrinkle or any such thing, that she might be holy and without blemish.
He has now reconciled in his body of flesh by his death, in order to present you holy and blameless and above reproach before him.
1 Thessalonians 4:7
For God has not called us for impurity, but in holiness.
In him we have obtained an inheritance, having been predestined according to the purpose of him who works all things according to the counsel of his will.
Romans 8:29 - 30
For those whom he foreknew he also predestined to be conformed to the image of his Son, in order that he might be the firstborn among many brothers.
For you did not receive the spirit of slavery to fall back into fear, but you have received the Spirit of adoption as sons, by whom we cry, "Abba! Father!
Making known to us the mystery of his will, according to his purpose, which he set forth in Christ
"Glory to God in the highest, and on earth peace among those with whom he is pleased!"
While God also bore witness by signs and wonders and various miracles and by gifts of the Holy Spirit distributed according to his will.
Fear not, little flock, for it is your Father's good pleasure to give you the kingdom.
So that we who were the first to hope in Christ might be to the praise of his glory.
Who is the guarantee of our inheritance until we acquire possession of it, to the praise of his glory.
The Father loves the Son and has given all things into his hand.
For this reason the Father loves me, because I lay down my life that I may take it up again.
He has delivered us from the domain of darkness and transferred us to the kingdom of his beloved Son.
And behold, a voice from heaven said, "This is my beloved Son, with whom I am well pleased.