Date: June 28, 2012 1:27 PM
Topic: +DEV+ You Are A Chosen People
You Are A Chosen People
"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)
Scripture Focus: 1 Peter 2:9-12
Not only are we a member of a "holy priesthood" (2:5), but also it is a "royal priesthood." We are related to the King of kings. Peter sums up what happens to us as we are grafted into God's magnificent kingdom: we have been chosen; we are called out of darkness into light; we belong to Him; we are priests to God; we are holy. And there is a purpose in all of this. In each of these ways God has worked through us, we are to declare His praises. We are to proclaim His eminent qualities, reflecting His grace and His glory.
Some elementary school classes have "show and tell" time each week. The children bring a special object to school to show others and to tell about it. Every child loves those few moments in front of the class to spotlight the precious item from home. "Show and tell" time is one of the things the bigger kids usually miss having. If we take Peter's words to heart, we'll see that "show and tell" is alive and well for us as Christians. We can show God's virtues and tell others about Him!
Insight: "You are all I want to show others. let your glory - not my own - come through as I tell others of Jesus."
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