Verse of the day
But you are a chosen generation, a royal priesthood, a holy nation, His own special people, that you may proclaim the praises of Him who called you out of darkness into His marvelous light;
From afar, the Christian life is viewed by some as one of drudgery; a discouraging, hard and ‘unglamorous’ journey.
However, when we actually come to God and not mere religion, we see our identity in Him and find how much He has elevated us. He clothes us in His Love, leads us by His grace and upholds us by His mercy.
A lack of proper sight in seeing the sheer glory we have been brought into, makes us shrink back from His presence, from our calling and from the enemy. But God, in His typical way of being Truth has revealed to us who we are.
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A chosen generation
To be chosen means there are actually choices. God chose us to be His people. He looked around, and of other options, He picked us. No wonder the Psalmist cried, “What is man…” (Psalm 8:4).
A royal priesthood
Priests serve. They do not live for themselves but for others. When God elevates a person to the position of servanthood, it is a life most worthy. In our Kingdom, true glory and honour is found in service and humility. Is there any wonder why “royal” was used to qualify “priesthood” in this text? Or why God would refer to us as being both kings and priests (Revelation 1:6)?
A holy nation
Royalties exhibit a certain level of “separateness”, a distinction that in God’s Kingdom translates to consecration. They do not live randomly or carelessly, they are not bothered by trends and public opinion. They live by a code of conduct determined by the Kingdom they belong to. So, as royalty, we are called to be set apart for God. It is not based on some performance or morality, but a consciousness that teaches you that the Kingdom life is so unlike the world’s. It tells you “we are different.”
We are God’s own special people.
Therefore, even if we sometimes suffer, go through hard times, and are spited and hated by the world, it doesn’t change who we really are but reaffirms that we do not belong here.
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Lord, thank You for making me Yours. It is a testimony of Your grace and Love. I accept my royalty and am helped by You to never get comfortable in this world.
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