How are you people of God? I hope I find you well today.
One of my favorite scriptures is
1 Peter 2:9 which says
NLT: But you are not like that, for you are a chosen people.
You are a kingdom of priests, God’s holy nation, his very own possession.
This is so you can show others the goodness of God, for he called you out of the darkness into his wonderful light.
Being a chosen people means we were favored and specially selected to he representatives of Christ.
A lot of times people think they are the ones who chose Christ when they turned to the faith.
It is therefore baffling when the same people are told that it is in fact Christ who chose them.
The other thing that stands out is that we are a kingdom of priests. Priests offer sacrifices for the atonement of sins.
They are supposed to live holier lives than the people they represent.
Imagine it is not just your pastor anymore who needs to do this.
Even you. God expects you to make intercession for the church raising them in prayer unto Him. Standing on the gap. There are no back benchers in the house of God.
We are God’s holy nation.
A lot of people have endeavored to describe what an utopia looks like but the Bible does a better job at it.
It is a whole nation of holy people. People who hate sin and fear God. What an amazing existence!!
We even called God’s own possession. Now God is called many things in the Bible The Good shepherd.
A man of war. Prince of Peace. Wonderful Counselor and Mighty Father. And He personally calls us His very own possession. He loves us with an “everlasting Love”
But why are we so special? So that we can show His Goodness to the whole world. This goes past simply declaring that God is good. Our entire existence should “show” his goodness.
How we speak, what we eat, how we treat others, where we stay. The sumtotal of our lives should show forth His Goodness.
Understand who you are today and show forth the goodness of God
Have a blessed day.