A ROYAL PRIESTHOOD

1 Peter Chapter 2 Verse 9-10   But you are A CHOSEN RACE, A royal PRIESTHOOD, A HOLY NATION, A PEOPLE FOR GOD’S OWN POSSESSION, so that you may proclaim the excellencies of Him who has called you out of darkness into His marvelous light; for you once were NOT A PEOPLE, but now you are THE PEOPLE OF GOD; you had NOT RECEIVED MERCY, but now you have RECEIVED MERCY.  (NASB)

God has called us out of the darkness (our life before salvation) and into His marvelous light (our lives after salvation)!   When there is darkness there is much that our eyes cannot see.   Have you ever been in a room that was completely dark?  A place where you cannot see anything, not even your own hand in front of your face?   That type of darkness can almost be suffocating.    We begin to long for a light to show us the way.   That is the type of darkness we were in as sinners, but thank GOD for HIS light!   Did you ever look at the windows of your home at night time?  Did you notice how clean they look…but once the sun shines on them – Oh boy – it is a different story and we suddenly realize that they are in need of a cleaning!   That’s the same way salvation works.   God shines HIS light on us, taking us out of darkness and causing us to realize all that is within us and how much we need HIM!     Repentance is then our reaction!

Today, walk in confidence because of how GOD has transformed us.   He has called us to be a royal priesthood, a chosen generation, a people who were in darkness, but have been called into HIS marvelous light!

Amazing Grace how sweet the sound, that saved a wretch like me;  I once was lost but now I’m found; was blind but now I see.

In Christ,

Stephen and Mary

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