You Are Special
But you are a chosen race, a royal priesthood, a holy nation, a people for his own possession…
1 Peter 2:9
His Chosen People
The Apostle Peter tells us that we are important and special to God. First, we were chosen by God. Jesus said, “You did not choose me, but I chose you and appointed you…” (John 15:16) From the very beginning we can read in the Bible that God chooses His own. God chose Noah, Moses, Abraham, David, Peter, and Paul and even you. God chooses based on His mercy and grace not according to performance.
Second, we are a royal priesthood. Priests were to live their lives different than the rest of the people. Priests had privileges with God that others didn’t have. They were also instructed to live in holiness and pureness. They were to speak different, dress different, and act different because they represented God. Today, Christians represent God.
Third, we are a holy nation. As a Christian we are among millions that make up a holy nation. God made a promise to Abraham in Genesis 12:2 when He said, “I will make of you a great nation, and I will bless you and make your name great, so that you will be a blessing.” The Christian nation is to live holy and set apart from the rest of the world.
Fourth, we are a people for His possession. Every human being needs to know his/her identity. As a Christian you belong to God. That means God will protect, provide, sustain, and sanctify you. God will bless you and make you great as well. It’s great to belong to God!
Pray and thank God for choosing you to be part of His people!