The Last One Chosen

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Flash back to gym class; or maybe your school called it physical education (PE for short).

Go back a bit earlier to elementary school and playground recess.

Were you a team captain’s first choice? Maybe you were picked a bit later; someone was the last one chosen.  

“Now it came to pass in those days that He went out to the mountain to pray, and continued all night in prayer to God.  And when it was day, He called His disciples to Himself; and from them He chose twelve whom He also named apostles:  Simon, whom He also named Peter, and Andrew his brother; James and John; Philip and Bartholomew; Matthew and Thomas; James the son of Alphaeus, and Simon called the Zealot;  Judas the son of James, and Judas Iscariot who also became a traitor (Luke 6:12-16 NKJV).”

Judas was not the last one chosen by Christ.

Saul (Paul) was.

“But the Lord said to him, ‘Go, for he is a chosen vessel of Mine to bear My name before Gentiles, kings, and the children of Israel (Acts 9:15 NKJV).”

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