“But you are a Chosen people, a royal priesthood, a holy nation, God’s special possession, that you may declare the praises of him who called you out of darkness into his wonderful light.” 1 Peter 2:9 (NIV)
We should never forget what great benefit there is in being a child of God. When the Apostle Peter wrote his first letter he emphasized what God has done for His people. Yes, we have much for which to praise our Lord. Our verse tells us that we do have a wonderful relationship to God – we are God's special possession because we are His by choice through His love and grace. Let's think, though, of the last words in our verse for today, especially of the great change that came into our lives when God called us in to His marvelous light. God knew that we were working in darkness not knowing what lay ahead of us. He called us into His family with a glorious future ahead of us going on into eternity. As we live here, He lights our way so that we can see our path from day to day. The promise today is that we are chosen by God Himself to belong to Him. That is something for which we can certainly declare His praises.
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