“But you are a chosen people, a royal priesthood, a holy nation, a people belonging to God, that you may declare the praises of Him who called you out of darkness into His wonderful light.” 1 Peter 2:9
Do you know who you are? Better yet, do you know whose you are? With a relationship with Christ we are not a people who should stumble over Christ. A people who question His claims and deity and refuse to believe Him. We are a people who believe Christ, a people who are building our lives on the Foundation Stone of God’s Son. We have taken our lives and laid them on Him; we have entrusted our whole being into the keeping hands of Christ. Therefore, know who and whose you are: you are the people of God, the people He is building to live with Him forever and ever.
Once you put your faith and trust in Christ, you become very, very special to God. You become special because you trust His Son. God has only on Son who has God’s perfect nature, who is holy, righteous, pure, loving kind and gentle just as God is. He has only one Son who came to earth to save us by dying for us and showing us how much God loves us.
When we put our trust and faith in Christ, we become a chosen generation. The Greek words actually mean a chosen or elect race. Peter takes the term from the Old Testament where God states the same things about Israel… “My people, my chosen. This people have I formed for myself.” (Isaiah 43:20-21).
The idea is that of a new race of people, a new species that differs entirely from the other races on earth. This is a shocking statement to some people; nevertheless it is exactly what the Word of God claims. God is actually creating a new race of people on earth. How? How can it be that believers from China, Russia, Asia, Africa, India, Europe, the Americas, the Islands, Canada, and all the other nations of the world form a new race of people? By the Spirit of God. The Spirit of God is changing people inwardly, not outwardly. He is not changing facial and skin features. This means little; they are only superficial differences that change, age, perish, die and decay ever so rapidly. God is changing people within their hearts and minds and lives, changing them where it really matters. God is implanting His divine nature within believers. When we believe in Christ, God’s divine nature is immediately implanted into our heart and life.
Let me close this blog with this question, are you “a royal priesthood, a chosen generation?” If not open your heart today and invite Him in.
Until next time.