Chosen is not Entitled

Re: Verse reading–1 Peter 1:13-25; 2:1-10 (day two)
“But you are a chosen race, a royal priesthood, a Holy Nation a people for God’s own possession, so that you may proclaim the excellencies of Him who has called you out of darkness into His marvelous light.” In the very true nature of the God’s wonderfully complex story this is another example of how His ways are not ours.  It is so easy to look at the the descriptors in that sentence  (chosen, royal, holy) and get an elevated sense of worth.  We see fame as a lofty exalted thing to which many aspire, and all admire.  However by the end of the sentence it is clear that is not how we are to use God’s favor.  We have been made this wonderful things for a purpose; to proclaim the greatness of our God.  If we are given a chosen position it should only serve to elevate the one who placed us there.  Give Him the glory for your life today, and take whatever opportunity is presented and proclaim His excellencies so that others may come from darkness to light.

Author: Aaron Hufty

Aaron Hufty is the Associate Pastor for Worship and Music at FBCSA.

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