Day 3 Read: 1 Corinthians 12:28; 1 Timothy 1:12; 2:7; 2 Timothy 1:11; Hebrews 1:2
28 And God has appointed in the church first apostles, second prophets, third teachers, then miracles, then gifts of healing, helping, administrating, and various kinds of tongues.
12 I thank him who has given me strength, Christ Jesus our Lord, because he judged me faithful, appointing me to his service,
7 For this I was appointed a preacher and an apostle (I am telling the truth, I am not lying), a teacher of the Gentiles in faith and truth.
11 for which I was appointed a preacher and apostle and teacher,
2 but in these last days he has spoken to us by his Son, whom he appointed the heir of all things, through whom also he created the world.
Reflect: What action is being taken in each of these verses?
Consider: (tith mi). vb. to lay. To set or put in a new position, or to bring about a new arrangement.
This is a general word for “lay (down)” or “place”. It can be used for God assigning believers to roles in the church.
Respond: How does this understanding of the original language clarify the nature of your being chosen? What implications can you draw from this?
 A. Chadwick Thornhill, “Election,” ed. Douglas Mangum et al., Lexham Theological Wordbook, Lexham Bible Reference Series (Bellingham, WA: Lexham Press, 2014).