| But you are a chosen people, a royal priesthood, a holy nation, God’s special possession, that you may declare the praises of him who called you out of darkness into his wonderful light. – 1 Peter 2:9 |
Who are you? You are exactly who God made you to be and who He says you are. Which is—
We are part of a group of people who are selected by God. For whatever reason or working of God’s will, He has chosen us to be His children. It’s not something we can decide or chase after, He has called out to us.
We are all priests of the highest royal order, the King’s priests. We can come to God without anyone else acting on our behalf because Jesus is already doing that. Our prayers and praises go directly to Him.
We are holy, set apart for the purpose of serving and glorifying God. Jesus’ death and resurrection has provided us forgiveness and we are clean and holy through what He did.
We belong to God. We are in His family, and He guards and guides as His own children. Even more than that, He sees each of us as special and cherished.
We were once in darkness, but now we live in the wonderful light of God’s love and grace. When we realize all the things God has made us to be and who He says we are, we cannot help but praise Him. We are chosen, royal, holy, special…