Read Acts 22:14:15
Then he said, ‘The God of our fathers has chosen you that you should know His will, and see the Just One, and hear the voice of His mouth. For you will be His witness to all men of what you have seen and heard.
For further study refer to the verses below pertaining to the different elements of the above verse.
1. God has chosen you
“For you are a holy people to the LORD your God; the LORD your God has chosen you to be a people for Himself, a special treasure above all the peoples on the face of the earth.
1 Kings 3:8
And Your servant is in the midst of Your people whom You have chosen, a great people, too numerous to be numbered or counted.
1 Chronicles 16:13
O seed of Israel His servant, You children of Jacob, His chosen ones!
2 Chronicles 29:11
My sons, do not be negligent now, for the LORD has chosen you to stand before Him, to serve Him, and that you should minister to Him and burn incense.”
“You are My witnesses,” says the LORD, “And My servant whom I have chosen, That you may know and believe Me, And understand that I am He. Before Me there was no God formed, Nor shall there be after Me.
“For many are called, but few are chosen.”
1 Peter 2:9
But you are a chosen generation, a royal priesthood, a holy nation, His own special people, that you may proclaim the praises of Him who called you out of darkness into His marvelous light;
These will make war with the Lamb, and the Lamb will overcome them, for He is Lord of lords and King of kings; and those who are with Him are called, chosen, and faithful.”
2. To know His will
If anyone wills to do His will, he shall know concerning the doctrine, whether it is from God or whether I speak on My own authority.
In Him we have redemption through His blood, the forgiveness of sins, according to the riches of His grace which He made to abound toward us in all wisdom and prudence, having made known to us the mystery of His will, according to His good pleasure which He purposed in Himself,
3. To see the Righteous or Just One
[ The Father Revealed ] “If you had known Me, you would have known My Father also; and from now on you know Him and have seen Him.”
Jesus said to him, “Have I been with you so long, and yet you have not known Me, Philip? He who has seen Me has seen the Father; so how can you say, ‘Show us the Father’?
4. To hear His voice
Out of heaven He let you hear His voice, that He might instruct you; on earth He showed you His great fire, and you heard His words out of the midst of the fire.
The LORD will cause His glorious voice to be heard,
Do not marvel at this; for the hour is coming in which all who are in the graves will hear His voice
To him the doorkeeper opens, and the sheep hear his voice; and he calls his own sheep by name and leads them out.
while it is said: “Today, if you will hear His voice, Do not harden your hearts as in the rebellion.”
5. To be His witness of what you have seen and heard
And we are His witnesses to these things, and so also is the Holy Spirit whom God has given to those who obey Him.”
Therefore they stayed there a long time, speaking boldly in the Lord, who was bearing witness to the word of His grace, granting signs and wonders to be done by their hands.
To Him all the prophets witness that, through His name, whoever believes in Him will receive remission of sins.”
Therefore the people, who were with Him when He called Lazarus out of his tomb and raised him from the dead, bore witness.
So all bore witness to Him, and marveled at the gracious words which proceeded out of His mouth. And they said, “Is this not Joseph’s son?”
©Elizabeth Marks has led small group Bible studies for almost a decade. Author of ThinkOnItBibleDevotions.com and BeingWomenOfInfluence.com websites she has a heart for encouraging others with God’s Word.