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How is Jesus Elect?

I. "Wherefore also it is contained in the scripture, Behold, I lay in Sion a chief corner stone, elect, precious: and he that believeth on him shall not be confounded." (1Pe 2:6)

II. How is Jesus elect?

Jesus is not elect in the sense of being chosen to be saved since He was sinless and had no need of salvation (2Co 5:21).

He must therefore be elect in another sense.

III. Elect primarily means chosen.

Elect adj. - 1. Picked out, chosen; also, chosen for excellence or by preference; select, choice. Also absol. a person or persons chosen.

Mar 13:20 - And except that the Lord had shortened those days, no flesh should be saved: but for the elect's sake, whom he hath chosen, he hath shortened the days.

IV. Jesus is God's chosen Messiah or Christ, whom He chose to save His people from their sins.

Luk 23:35 - And the people stood beholding. And the rulers also with them derided him, saying, He saved others; let him save himself, if he be Christ, the chosen of God.

Isa 42:1 - Behold my servant, whom I uphold; mine elect, in whom my soul delighteth; I have put my spirit upon him: he shall bring forth judgment to the Gentiles.

Mat 12:18 - Behold my servant, whom I have chosen; my beloved, in whom my soul is well pleased: I will put my spirit upon him, and he shall shew judgment to the Gentiles.

1Pe 2:4 To whom coming, as unto a living stone, disallowed indeed of men, but chosen of God, and precious,

Mat 1:21 - And she shall bring forth a son, and thou shalt call his name JESUS: for he shall save his people from their sins.

V. The firstborn are God's chosen.

Num 3:13 - Because all the firstborn are mine; for on the day that I smote all the firstborn in the land of Egypt I hallowed unto me all the firstborn in Israel, both man and beast: mine shall they be: I am the LORD.

VI. Jesus is God's firstborn.

Col 1:15 - Who is the image of the invisible God, the firstborn of every creature:

Col 1:18 - And he is the head of the body, the church: who is the beginning, the firstborn from the dead; that in all things he might have the preeminence.

Jesus, as the firstborn, was God's chosen -- His elect.

VII. God's elect children are chosen and represented in Jesus, God's chosen Christ.

Eph 1:4 - According as he hath chosen us in him before the foundation of the world, that we should be holy and without blame before him in love:

Gal 3:29 - And if ye be Christ's, then are ye Abraham's seed, and heirs according to the promise.

Rom 8:1 - There is therefore now no condemnation to them which are in Christ Jesus, who walk not after the flesh, but after the Spirit.

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