"The doctrine of election is so practical, it is so powerful, when I understand it it literally changes one's entire life to understand this doctrine. When you understand that you're elect, the practical ramifications of that will change the way you live every day. The doctrine of election will deal with your pride. That's right. It will deal with the matter of worship in your heart. It will deal with the issue of joy. The doctrine of election will tell you all you need to know about benefits and spiritual privileges. The doctrine of election will compel you to certain kinds of behavior like no other doctrine will ever compel you. The doctrine of election will produce power in your life in ways that perhaps you would never be able to understand if you didn't understand this doctrine. You can't ignore it. You absolutely cannot ignore it."
Excerpt taken from a sermon by John MacArthur titled "Chosen by God, Part 2" it is part of an audio series titled "Chosen for Eternity" you can download this sermon at www.gty.org it's tape #60-3