I Peter 2:9. “But you are a chosen generation, a royal priesthood, a holy nation, a peculiar people; that ye should show forth the praises of him who hath called you out of darkness into his marvelous light”.
Know who you are. You are not a people who stumble over Christ, a people who question His claims and deity, and refuse to believe Him. You are a people who believe Christ who are building your lives upon the foundation stone of God’s Son. You have taken your lives and laid them upon Him; you have entrusted your whole being into the keeping of Christ. Therefore know who you are: you are the people of God, the people He is building to live with Him forever and ever.
Know what kind of people you are. You are the church. Once you believe in God’s Son, the Lord Jesus Christ, you become very, very special to God. You become special because you trust His Son. God the Father has only one Son.
- Only one Son, who has God’s perfect nature, who is holy , righteous, and pure, loving, kind and gently just as God is;
- Only one Son who came to earth to save men by dying for them and by showing them how much God loves them
God loves His Son so much that when a person trust His Son really believes and trust Him, God will do anything for that person. The person becomes very, very special to God. God takes all believers and does four wonderful things for them.
- Believers become a “Chosen Generation”. The Greeks actually mean a chosen or elect race. Peter takes the term from the Old Testament where God stated the same thing about Israel. “My people, my chosen. This people have I formed for myself”. Isiah 43: 20-21
The idea is that of a new race of people, a new species that differs entirely from the other races upon earth. This is a shocking statement to some people; nevertheless it is exactly what the word of God claims. God is actually creating a new race of people upon earth. How? How can it be that believers from China, Russia, Asia, Africa, India, Europe, the Americas, the Islands, Canada, and all the other nations of the world form a new race of people?
By the Spirit of God. The Spirit of God is changing people inwardly not outwardly. He is not changing facial and skin features. These mean little; they are only superficial differences that change, age, perish, die, and decay ever so rapidly. God is changing people within their hearts and minds. God is implanting His divine nature within believers. When a person believes in Jesus Christ, God’s divine nature is immediately implanted into his heart and life. To be continued. “There remaineth yet very much land to be possessed”. “People Matter”