1 Peter 2:9-10 But ye are a chosen generation, a royal priesthood, an holy nation, a peculiar people; that ye should shew forth the praises of him who hath called you out of darkness into his marvellous light; Which in time past were not a people, but are now the people of God: which had not obtained mercy, but now have obtained mercy.
When you think about the things that God has brought you out of prior to you being saved or even after, you can’t help but to give God thanks and say “look what the Lord has done”. In 1 Peter 2, Peter reminded the Gentiles where the Lord had brought them from. He noted that prior to them receiving salvation they were not a “people”; that meant they were like nobodies. At that time they were without God and were not partakers of the promises of God but all that changed when they came into a relationship with God. We should never forget where the Lord has brought us from. Looking back at where God has taken us from becomes more meaningful when we understand who we are now in God.
In 1 Peter 2:9 Peter highlighted to the Gentiles four (4) things that they were now in God since they received salvation. The first is that “we are a chosen generation”; the God of the universe thought much of you that He chose you to be a part of His family. You are chosen by God.
Second, we are a royal priesthood. Revelation 1:6 tells us that God has made us kings and priests. As kings we have the authority to rule over our locale and as priests we have equal access to the Father.
Third, we are a holy nation: we have the nature of Christ so we have been enabled to live holy in this life.
Finally, we are a peculiar people: set apart to do good works or fulfill the purpose for which He has called us to do. God caused us to become these 4 things so that we would no longer operate as heathens, but as sons of the most high God. It behooves us as sons, to operate accordingly.
Life Application : Celebrate where God has brought you from and understand your identity as a son of God so that you can function accordingly.
Prayer: Lord, thank you for your goodness and all that you have done for me. You have brought me far and have saved me from so much and for that I give you thanks. In Jesus’ name, amen.