“For many are called, but few are chosen.” (Matthew 22:14 NLT)
How do you know for certain that you have been chosen? God's word says many are called. It also says there will be those who think they have been chosen but really have not.
“Not everyone who calls out to me, ‘Lord! Lord!’ will enter the Kingdom of Heaven. Only those who actually do the will of my Father in heaven will enter. On judgment day many will say to me, ‘Lord! Lord! We prophesied in your name and cast out demons in your name and performed many miracles in your name.’ But I will reply, ‘I never knew you. Get away from me, you who break God’s laws.’"(Matthew 7:21-23 NLT)
So, what makes the difference? Obedience makes the difference. It's one thing to believe that Jesus is the Son of God. It is another to place your trust in Christ and do what He says.
Remember the words to the hymn written by John Sammis.
When we walk with the Lord in the light of His Word,
What a glory He sheds on our way!
While we do His good will, He abides with us still,
And with all who will trust and obey.
Trust and obey, for there’s no other way
To be happy in Jesus, but to trust and obey.
Are you one of the few?
Bro. Joe Metts