But you are a chosen race, a royal priesthood, a holy nation, God's own people, that you may declare the wonderful deeds of him who called you out of darkness into his marvelous light. (1Peter 2:9RSV)
Even on a cold, rainy/snowy morning like this morning I am warmed by the light of Christ. We have a tremendous responsibility as God's chosen race, ...royal priesthhod...God's own people. With the great privilege comes great reward! And great honor! What an unspeakable joy to be called God's own people!
We are so called that we may declare the wonderful deeds of him who called [us] out of darkness. Our duty is then our privilege and honor, isn't it?! We declare the wonderful deeds not out of obligation but sheer gratitude and joy. We lead others to the light so they may share our wonder and comfort and peace available only in that light.
The Lord is my light and my salvation; whom shall I fear? The Lord is the stronghold of my life; of whom shall I be afraid? (Psalm 27:1RSV)
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