Thanksgiving 4.11 | NIV
For the eternal purposes and counsels of God concerning man’s redemption.
I ought always to thank you, O God, because from the beginning you have chosen some to be saved through the sanctifying work of the Spirit: 2 Thessalonians 2:13(NIV) That there is a remnant chosen by grace, Romans 11:5(NIV) whom you have chosen in Christ before the creation of the world to be holy and blameless in your sight; in love you predestined them to be adopted as your sons through Jesus Christ, in accordance with your pleasure and will – to the praise of your glorious grace. Ephesians 1:4-6(NIV)
They were yours, and you gave them to Christ; John 17:6(NIV) and this is your will: that you should lose none of all that you have given him, but raise them up at the last day. John 6:39(NIV)