1 Peter 02:09 (WEB)
But you are a chosen race, a royal priesthood, a holy nation, a people for God’s Own possession, that you may proclaim the excellence of Him Who called you out of darkness into His marvelous light:
The “Message” Translation of our lead verse instructs and enlightens us on who the new man in Christ is in the most affirmative and clear way. 1 Peter 02:09 (MSG), But you are the ones chosen by God, chosen for the high calling of priestly work, chosen to be a holy people, God’s instruments to do His work and speak out for Him, to tell others of the night-and-day difference He made for you–
Key to note is that when one receives Christ, he/she ceases to exist for himself/herself but rather lives for Christ Jesus. As a matter of fact, one ceases to live and Christ lives in them. Selah!
Hear Galatians 02:20 (KJV), I am crucified with Christ: nevertheless I live, yet not I, but Christ liveth in me: and the life which I now live in the flesh I live by the faith of the Son of God, Who loved me, and gave Himself for me.
This gives us an insight then into God’s mind concerning His Sons and Daughters. They are to not only exist but they exist for a certain and very definite purpose; that of speaking and acting for Him! Hallelujah!
Beloved, your effectiveness in life is pegged on your awareness of this fact and your putting the same to work. In your speaking and acting for God, you are assured of not only supply but exceedingly great abundance. Will you awaken to your status and speak and act for Him? And are you set to display His splendour?
1 Peter 02:09 (AMPC), But you are a chosen race, a royal priesthood, a dedicated nation, [God’s] Own purchased, special people, that you may set forth the wonderful deeds and display the virtues and perfections of Him Who called you out of darkness into His marvelous light.
“They (Sons and Daughters of God) are to not only exist but they exist for a certain and very definite purpose; that of speaking and acting for Him!”
TRUTH TO LIVE BY:
I exist to display God’s excellencies and splendor
in my world(s). I will allow the Holy Spirit to bring
the best of me. I exist to bless my world with the
Divine treasures bestowed to me.