“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.” 1Peter 2:9

We live in a time where many people, both in and out of the body of Christ are experiencing an identity crisis in other words, we don’t know who or what we are and so consequently we struggle everyday with this concept of being carnal chameleons one day and super spiritual saints the next day, today we’re saved and tomorrow we’re slip-sliding away; we’ve lost our identity.

Before you even had the sense to know who you were or what you wanted to be, God had already predestined (ordained, predetermined) your life… In fact He said, “Before I formed you in the womb I knew you, before you were born I set you apart” (Jeremiah 1:5).

Because we’re so hung up on who we believe we are, often times we find ourselves trying to conform to our so called beliefs without regard to if our beliefs are in the will of God. And because you’re so busy conforming from believe to believe, and transforming from one thing to another you’ll find yourself trapped in a state of amnesia, because you’ve lost track of who you are supposed to be at the present time

In spite of whom the world thinks you are or who you believe you are, you’ve got to know who Christ says you are; our text today says ‘you are a chosen generation, a royal priesthood, a holy nation and His own special person’. John declared that through Christ’s sacrifice on the cross we are “kings and priests to His God and Father” (Revelation 1:6).

We may look like everyone else, but as Christians our speech and our actions should cause others to ask, “What’s different about her, about him?” We’re royalty, of course! What a privi- lege to be members of God’s royal family. What a responsibility! Every day we represent One who is the “ruler over the kings of the earth” (Revelation 1:5). Let’s make sure our conduct shows it.

A child of the King of kings should bear a family likeness.

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Garment of Praise

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