1 Pet 2

Scripture:

[9]But you are a chosen race, a royal priesthood, a holy nation, a people for his own possession, that you may proclaim the excellencies of him who called you out of darkness into his marvelous light. Once you were not a people, but now you are God’s people; once you had not received mercy, but now you have received mercy.

Observation:

We are a chosen race – The Lord chose us; He hand picked us!

..a royal priesthood – As true Christians we are royalty along with Jesus. With the Holy Spirit we are sovereign over Satan and the evil in this world. We are royalty and as His priesthood we have work to do; there are actions to take.

..a holy nation -We are holy and worthy because of His grace

..people for his own possession – We belong to God and nothing can change that

..may proclaim the excellencies of him – This is our action; to glorify him in all we do.

Before the grace of our salvation we were stuck in darkness. The light we are now in is wonderful at all times. The light is so so good we grieve for those stuck in the darkness.

Application:

It brings joy to my heart knowing that I was chosen personally by the Lord. He loves me and hand picked me!  He had mercy on me in my weakest, darkest hours and gave the gift of salvation when I certainly didn’t deserve it. I never get tired of hearing that or thinking about it.

He brought me into the light and now it’s hard to understand how other hearts can still be so hardened that they can’t see the light. He gave me my salvation for free. I didn’t have to earn it. But it doesn’t stop there. As part of his holy nation and being in his royal priesthood, I need to proclaim the excellencies of him, I need to glorify him in all I do.

Prayer:

Lord I love you. Thank you for my salvation. Thank you for grafting me into your holy priesthood. Thank you for filling me with your Spirit to fight off the evil in this world. Lord, I pray I glorify you in all I do. In Jesus’ holy name I pray. Amen.