Friday, November 25, 2016

What a list of blessings

November 25

Daily Bible Reading: 1 Peter 2

Verse of the Day: 1 Peter 2:9 – 10 – “But ye are an elect race, a royal priesthood, a holy nation, a people for God’s own possession, that ye may show forth the excellencies of him who called you out of darkness into his marvellous light: who in time past were no people, but now are the people of God: who had not obtained mercy, but now have obtained mercy.”

Peter here lists six descriptions of believers in Jesus Christ. (1) He calls us an elect race, the Greek word means chosen. We have been chosen by God. (2) We are described as a kingly priesthood. A priest was one who stood represented God to man. (3) We are a saintly multitude (a holy nation). (4) Preserved by God (literal of the Greek “for God’s own possession). (5) The great population that are for God (the people of God). And, (6) those who have experienced mercy. 

If that doesn’t brighten your day, I’m not sure what will.

Prayer: Father, thank You for what we are and have in You through Your Son Jesus. We have such a blessing and destiny because of Him.

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