YOU ARE CHOSEN, ROYAL, HOLY AND GOD’S SPECIAL POSSESSION!
Now therefore, if you will indeed obey my voice and keep my covenant, you shall be my treasured possession among all peoples, for all the earth is mine; and you shall be to me a kingdom of priests and a holy nation. These are the words that you shall speak to the people of Israel. —Exodus 19:5-6
But you are a chosen people, a royal priesthood, a holy nation, God’s special possession, that you may declare the praises of him who called you out of darkness into his wonderful light. —I Peter 2:9
Israel was to be a testimony to the world and when they failed God furthered His plans and purposes by giving that responsibility to the Church. A priest is a go-between, a mediator and today every follower of Jesus is a priest. As a follower of Jesus and priest you are to “declare the praises of him who called you out of darkness into his wonderful light.” Are you doing so? When is the last time you did that? With whom did you do that with? This is what we are to be about. Are you taking your priesthood seriously and fulfilling your purposes he has laid out for you?
As followers of Jesus we are:
- A chosen people— grab a hold of that! God chose you!
- A royal priesthood— you are royalty. Remember that!
- A holy nation— you are to be holy as He is holy.
- A holy nation— you are part of something way bigger than yourself!
- A special possession of God— think of that! You are special to God!
Do you and I understand WHO we are in Jesus? Do we understand how special we are to God? Let us truly be grateful and joyful as we get to know Him more, live for Him more faithfully and as we do His will more faithfully. We among all people should be most joyful in knowing these things! Yes, may this be so in the power of God’s Holy Spirit and in the authority of His Son, Jesus. So be it! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PsQmsEE_2-s