“But ye are a chosen generation, a royal priesthood, an holy nation, a peculiar people; that ye should show forth the praises of him who hath called you out of darkness into his marvellous light:” 1 Peter 2.9
The phrases the Holy Spirit has chosen to describe us in this verse are amazing. Let’s look: a chosen generation; a royal priesthood; an holy nation; and a peculiar people. It almost sounds like we are royalty. But wait a minute – we are! We are children of the King of Kings. We are chosen, royal, holy, and peculiar (not weird, but different).
What are our responsibilities since we bear all of these spiritual qualities? We are to “show forth the praises of him who hath called you … ” Just how are we to do that? Our lives are to be a reflection of who we are, and we are in Christ and He is in us (Colossians 1.27: “Christ in you, the hope of glory:”)
He has called us OUT of darkness (that is where sin had us trapped) and into “his marvelous light.” When we appropriate the light of God and His Word, we are then able to live a life of victory and influence. Psalm 119.11 reminds us: “Thy word have I hid in mine heart, that I might not sin against thee.” Psalm 119.105tells us “Thy word is a lamp unto my feet, and a light unto my path.”
Let’s ask ourselves some questions about our lives and how we are praising God through the light He has put around us. How do our lives reflect praise to God? What changes has the light of God’s Word made in my life – in the last week or in the past year? Is there something or things that I need to change because the Word of God has shined the light of God on a particular part of my life? These are serious questions to which only you can provide the answers. Just my thoughts …