Royal Priesthood

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But you are a chosen race, a royal priesthood, a holy nation, a people for his own possession, that you may proclaim the excellencies of him who called you out of darkness into his marvelous light.

1 Peter 2:9

“Chosen race” and “royal priesthood” emphasize God’s desire to bring the church to Himself. United with Christ, head of the church, we have a corporate role to worship, intercede, and minister to others. “Holy nation” shows how the Lord sets us apart to do His will, belonging to God,  His grace enables us to praise Him.  As believers, we must tell the world of the Lord’s beautiful acts, including overcoming death with Christ’s resurrection.

Jesus died for everyone, but not all will believe in Him.  Only those who believe in God’s Son benefit from adoption into His family. As we follow the Lord, transformation occurs as we leave our sinful nature behind, striving to become the best version of ourselves through Jesus. In Christ, we can find victory over the struggles of this world, living in His peace that surpasses all understanding as we love God and others. We become royalty when we enter the family of God through faith in Jesus.

The Lord desires all to know Him and none to perish. Commanded to share the Gospel to the ends of the Earth. As followers of Christ, we have a responsibility to tell others about the gift we have discovered. God claims us as His and empowers us with the Holy Spirit to fulfill our destinies and become more like Jesus daily. 


God made us part of His royal priesthood through Jesus.


Lord, thank You for adopting us into Your family. Please help us fulfill our destiny as we pursue You, learning more about Jesus daily. Let us share the good news with everyone through our words and actions.


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