Sunday, June 14, 2015

A Holy Nation

1 Peter 2:8-10 (AMP)

And, A Stone that will cause stumbling and a Rock that will give [men] offense; they stumble because they disobey and disbelieve [God’s] Word, as those [who reject Him] were destined (appointed) to do.
But you are a chosen race, a royal priesthood, a dedicated nation, [God’s] own [a]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.
10 Once you were not a people [at all], but now you are God’s people; once you were unpitied, but now you are pitied and have received mercy.

As believers in the death, burial and resurrection of Jesus Christ, and as we are being filled with the Holy Spirit, we are one with Christ.  As such, we are living stones, dedicated for God's special use.  We are being built into a spiritual house, a nation, the new Jerusalem on earth destined to display the glory and majesty of our God.  Its an honor and privilege our Lord affords us to be transformed into the image and likeness of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ.

Father, we are grateful to be used for your purpose on earth as in heaven in Jesus name, amen.

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