1 Thessalonians 1:4-6
Knowing, brothers beloved, your election of God.…
Henry IV, King of France, was in every point of view a great man. It is said that on an anniversary of his birthday he made the following reflection: "I was born on this day, and, no doubt, taking the world through, thousands were born on the same day with me; yet, out of all those thousands, I am probably the only one whom God hath made a king. How peculiarly am I favoured by the bounty of His providence!" But a Christian, reflecting on his second birth, may, with greater reason, adore the free and sovereign grace of God.
Parallel VersesKJV: Knowing, brethren beloved, your election of God.