HIS CHOSEN PEOPLE: You are a chosen generation, a royal priesthood, a holy nation, His own special people, that you may proclaim the praises of Him… (1 Peter 2:9) [#ChosenGeneration #RoyalPriesthood #HolyNation #HisOwnSpecialPeople]
1 Peter 2:4-10
4 Coming to Him as to a living stone, rejected indeed by men, but chosen by God and precious, 5 you also, as living stones, are being built up a spiritual house, a holy priesthood, to offer up spiritual sacrifices acceptable to God through Jesus Christ. 6 Therefore it is also contained in the Scripture,
“Behold, I lay in Zion
A chief cornerstone, elect, precious,
And he who believes on Him will by no means be put to shame.”
7 Therefore, to you who believe, He is precious; but to those who are disobedient,
“The stone which the builders rejected
Has become the chief cornerstone,”
“A stone of stumbling
And a rock of offense.”
They stumble, being disobedient to the word, to which they also were appointed.
9 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; 10 who once were not a people but are now the people of God, who had not obtained mercy but now have obtained mercy.
1. chosen people / chosen race / chosen generation
2. royal priesthood
3. holy nation / consecrated nation
4. God’s special possession / special people for God’ own possession / God’s own special people
We must declare the praises of God who called us out of darkness into His wonderful light.
We mus proclaim the excellencies, the wonderful deeds and virtues and perfections of God who called us out of darkness into His marvelous light.