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December 27th, 2015

A People for His Own Possession

“But you are a chosen race, a royal priesthood, a holy nation, a people for his own possession, that you may proclaim the excellencies of him who called you out of darkness into his marvelous light. Once you were not a people, but now you are God’s people; once you had not received mercy, but now you have received mercy.” 1 Peter 2:9-10 (ESV)

We have been saved individually, yes, but we have also been saved for a purpose. We have been called to be reconciled to Christ, but we have further been called to be a part of a people, a people fashioned by God for the purposes of God. We are being formed into a royal priesthood to mediate the presence of God upon the earth, interceding for its people. We are being formed into a holy nation, not confined to a geopolitical location but rooted together in the Spirit of God. We are being formed into a people for His own possession, personifying His communicable attributes and displaying His redemptive plan in us for the world to see. We are being formed into a people whose sole purpose is to proclaim the marvelous excellencies of God!

What an incredible privilege it is to be the people of God. We are simply called to brag on this God Who has so radically saved us. The beautiful thing about our calling is that the marvelous excellencies of God never run out. He exists infinitely, meaning there is no limit to all that He is. His goodness is infinite. His love is infinite. His mercy is infinite, and because of this truth, we should never want for material to proclaim.

You have been saved to be a part of a proclaiming people. Today, look back over this past year and see how God has been faithful to you, and as you map out His faithfulness take time to proclaim His marvelous excellencies as displayed in your life as part of this redeemed people.

Grace and peace,

Jared Richard
Mobilization Pastor (Online Devotional Guest Author)
Follow me on twitter at: http://twitter.com/jaredrichard

Author Stephen Trammell
Posted Sunday, December 27th, 2015 at 1:00 am
Category 1 Peter, People of God, Testify.
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December 27th, 2012

A People for His Own Possession

“But you are a chosen race, a royal priesthood, a holy nation, a people for his own possession, that you may proclaim the excellencies of him who called you out of darkness into his marvelous light. Once you were not a people, but now you are God’s people; once you had not received mercy, but now you have received mercy.” 1 Peter 2:9-10 (ESV)

We have been saved individually, yes, but we have also been saved for a purpose. We have been called to be reconciled to Christ, but we have further been called to be a part of a people, a people fashioned by God for the purposes of God. We are being formed into a royal priesthood to mediate the presence of God upon the earth, interceding for its people. We are being formed into a holy nation, not confined to a geopolitical location but rooted together in the Spirit of God. We are being formed into a people for His own possession, personifying His communicable attributes and displaying His redemptive plan in us for the world to see. We are being formed into a people whose sole purpose is to proclaim the marvelous excellencies of God!

What an incredible privilege it is to be the people of God. We are simply called to brag on this God Who has so radically saved us. The beautiful thing about our calling is that the marvelous excellencies of God never run out. He exists infinitely, meaning there is no limit to all that He is. His goodness is infinite. His love is infinite. His mercy is infinite, and because of this truth, we should never want for material to proclaim.

You have been saved to be a part of a proclaiming people. Today, look back over this past year and see how God has been faithful to you, and as you map out His faithfulness take time to proclaim His marvelous excellencies as displayed in your life as part of this redeemed people.

Chronological Bible Reading Plan: (Day 354:  1 Peter)

Grace and peace,

Jared Richard
Associate Pastor (Online Devotional Guest Author)
Follow me on twitter at: http://twitter.com/jaredrichard

Author Stephen Trammell
Posted Thursday, December 27th, 2012 at 1:00 am
Category 1 Peter, People of God, Testify.
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