Topic: You’re Chosen, Royal And Excellent [Thursday, June 8th]
But you are a chosen race, a royal priesthood, a dedicated nation, [God’s] own purchased, special people, that you may set forth the wonderful deeds and display the virtues and perfections of Him Who called you out of darkness into His marvelous light (1 Peter 2:9 AMP).*_
The epistles aren’t just ordinary writings or mere letters; they’re the outbreathings of the Spirit to the Church. That’s why they’re called “Epistles to the Church.” So, the Apostle Peter, in the above text, was referring to, and addressing those of us that are born again. Let’s examine and review the powerful thoughts in the verse.
First, notice the tenses in the phrase: “But ye are a chosen race, a royal priesthood, a dedicated nation….” This doesn’t suggest something that’s futuristic; it’s not a promise. It refers to who you are now! You’re a chosen race; you’re dedicated to God; that means you’re sanctified unto Him for glory and for beauty. You’re His peculiar treasure; plus that, you’re royalty. You’re born a king (Revelation 1:6). You belong in the royal family of the Monarch of the universe. Walk in this consciousness. Kings reign; therefore, reign in life over the devil, sickness, disease, and the circumstances of life.
Our theme verse also says that we’re God’s own purchased, special people. He purchased us by the blood of Jesus (Acts 20:28), so that we may set forth His wonderful deeds and display His virtues and perfections. That staggers the mind! What a calling! It means we’re to exude and display divine excellence; we have the ability to do it.
Can you see why your life must be so full of excellence? Everything about you must reveal divine elegance and beauty. There must be a decency of the Spirit about your life, because you’re an ambassador of Christ. The Spirit of God, who Himself is the Spirit of excellence, has brought excellence into your life; therefore, exude excellence. Do excellent things, because you know who you are.
Dear Father, I thank you for giving me the ability to exude excellence, and manifest your wisdom, greatness and righteousness to my world! Now and always, I live the glorious and transcendent life, to the praise and glory of your Name, being filled with all the fullness of God, and manifesting the fruits of righteousness everywhere, in Jesus’ Name. Amen.
FURTHER STUDY: || Deuteronomy 14:2 For thou [art] an holy people unto the LORD thy God, and the LORD hath chosen thee to be a peculiar people unto himself, above all the nations that [are] upon the earth. ||
|| Psalm 135:4 For the LORD hath chosen Jacob unto himself, [and] Israel for his peculiar treasure. ||
|| Titus 2:14 Who gave himself for us, that he might redeem us from all iniquity, and purify unto himself a peculiar people, zealous of good works. ||
DAILY SCRIPTURE READING
1-Year Bible Reading Plan: John 21:1-25,
1 Chronicles 26-29
2-Year Bible Reading Plan: Mark 15:33-47,