Chosen and Dearly Loved

Revel in this—God chose you. Being chosen by Him is a gift of grace. The message of the gospel means that you are free from having to prove yourself. You already have value and you already belong to someone and something greater than anyone or anything on this earth. Living in light of this gift gives you a new identity that provides confidence and freedom to define yourself by God and not by this world.

For we know, brothers and sisters loved by God, that he has chosen you.
(1 Thessalonians 1:4)

Therefore, as God's chosen people, holy and dearly loved, clothe yourselves with compassion, kindness, humility, gentleness and patience. (Colossians 3:12)