God Uses People to Make His Choices


“So now we must choose a replacement for Judas from among the men who were with us the entire time we were traveling with the Lord Jesus…
Acts 1:21

Many men and women had been with Jesus during his ministry. For some reason, Jesus decided he wanted twelve men to lay the foundations of the New Covenant. Not forty-two. Not ten, not even eleven or thirteen. One of the twelve, Judas blew it, panicked, and took his own life. Now he needs to be replaced.

Does this mean those who weren’t chosen were less valuable, less handsome, less masculine, or played a lesser role in the kingdom? Does it mean those who did the choosing were more or less competent than the others?

No, it only means this is how God wanted it done.

Just because I’m the CEO, am I better, smarter, or handsomer than the people who work for me? Of course not! Should you and I be more or less faithful to our calling if our calling is more or less visible?

No, God decides which imperfect people get placed where.