In 1 Peter 2:9, the apostle says, we are:
“A chosen race, a royal priesthood, a holy nation, a people for His [God’s] own possession…”
These are great ways, marvelous and blessed ways of describing a Christian’s relationship to God.
The question I want to ask today is, why? Why has God has made us into these things? Well, the answer is contained in the second part of the verse:
“that you may proclaim the excellencies of Him who called you out of darkness and into His marvelous light.”
In short, Peter is saying, “the reason God has made us a chosen race, a royal priesthood, a holy nation and a people for His own possession” is so that we will tell other people awesome God is and how He saved us from our sins.
Often times, I hear people talk about their purpose in life, they want to know, what is my God given purpose? Usually, when they say that, they mean: Who am I supposed to marry? Or, where am I supposed to live? Or, what am I supposed to do for a living? Well, this passage really narrows it down for us does it not? Really, God’s plan for our lives, and His purpose for our lives is to tell others how awesome He is and how He saved us from our sins.
Sure, who we marry, where we live and what we do is important. But, it is not as important as sharing the good news of Jesus Christ.
So how are you doing with that? Have to told someone lately how awesome God is and how He saved you from your sins? Let this passage be a motivation for you to fulfill your purpose and go tell others what Christ has done for you (ref. Mark 5:19).
I would love to hear from you and your experiences of telling others how awesome God is and how He has forgiven you of your sins. You can leave a comment below or email me firstname.lastname@example.org. Until next time, keep the faith.