"But you are a chosen generation, a royal priesthood, a holy nation, His own special people, that you may proclaim the praises of Him who called you out of darkness into His marvelous light" (1 Peter 2:9)~ We must come to realize our position and responsibility as believers in Jesus Christ. We have been saved and we have therefore escaped the torments of hell, and as His own special child, we may enter into a relationship with our loving Father, our Creator, and accept that we are indeed His prized possession. The Holy Spirit used specific words to describe our relationship to the Lord:
Chosen generation ~ We are a generation taken out of the wicked sea of humanity and set aside for God alone.
Royal priesthood ~ All believers are ordained by God to represent God to the world, and to bring the lost of the world to Him. Don't ever forget this; all believers are priest, not just some special class within an ecclesiastical society. Holy nation ~ The population of the Church makes up a nation without boundaries or borders, covering the globe to serve the Lord. His own special people- This sums it all up; we are His special people, we belong to Him.
God speaks the truth. He gives us our identity. We are royal, we are chosen, we are holy ~ therefore let our identity dictatate our actions in this world, and our reactions to those who do not know their divine heritage. Let us proclaim the praises of Him who called us out of darkness into His marvelous light!