Living Hope | 1 Peter 2:9 | Devotional
1 Peter 2:9 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.
In contrast to those who “disobey the message” of the Gospel, Peter uses several terms, originally given to the nation of Israel, to describe believers. We are a…
- ...Chosen People. God chose us to be his before the foundation of the world (Ephesians 1:4).
- …Royal Priesthood. We have immediate access to God. We can know and serve God personally.
- …Holy Nation. We have been set apart by God for his use.
- …People Belonging to God. Jesus has purchased our freedom from the slavery of sin and now we “are his very own” (Titus 2:14).
Our response—Declare his praises! He called us out of darkness into his wonderful light. Time to shine!
Father, thank you for choosing us, giving direct access to you, setting us apart, purchasing our salvation, and calling out of sin and into forgiveness and freedom. May we live to sing your praises. In Jesus’ name. Amen.