Chosen, Royal, Holy

Today’s Bible reading is 1 Peter 2, but notice especially verses 9 and 10.

But you are a chosen race, a royal priesthood, a holy nation, a people for his own possession, that you may proclaim the excellencies of him who called you out of darkness into his marvelous light. Once you were not a people, but now you are God’s people; once you had not received mercy, but now you have received mercy.

At various points throughout the day, you will be faced with a fundamental question: “Who am I?” Thank God we have the opportunity to definitively answer that question in life-changing, eternity-shaping, Christ-exalting ways.

If I’m a Christian, I am chosen. I am a royal priest. I am a citizen of a holy nation. I belong to King Jesus. I am a proclaimer of the excellencies of my Savior. I am in the light. I have received mercy.

Christian: remember who you are today. Remember WHOSE you are today. Let’s proclaim his excellencies, with our mouths and by our examples. That’s life as it was meant to be.

About Jason Hardin

Jason lives in southern Indiana with his wife Shelly and their three daughters. He works with the Charlestown Road church of Christ. Jason has written three books and a variety of workbooks. He's a fan of photography, baseball, mountains, wildlife, BBQ, banana pudding, and coffee. You can contact him here or connect with him on Facebook, Twitter, or Instagram.

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