It's All About …

"But you are a chosen people, a royal priesthood, a holy nation, a people belonging to God, that you may live, love and be happy all the rest of your lives" —I Peter 2:9 NIV.

Don't you just love this verse?

What? I misquoted? No way! Isn't the purpose of our salvation to give us abundant life? Isn't abundant life a nice home, a modest bank account, kids who turn out well, two cars, a beach apartment or lakeside cottage, health and freedom from anxiety, a comfortable pew in a comfortable church where I can be served a comfortable gospel? It isn't?

Well, paint me red with embarrassment!

So what does the verse actually say?

"But you are a chosen people, a royal priesthood, a holy nation, a people belonging to God, that you may declare the praises of him who called you out of darkness into his wonderful light" —1 Peter 2:9 NIV.

You mean God saved me so that I could go on mission for Him? No kidding!

Declare? As in speak for Him?

Lift Him up before others?

Tell my salvation story?

Be a missionary?

Funny, I thought it was all about me. I guess I was wrong.

Comments

  1. It makes me think of Psalm 1:2,3 "But his delight is in the law of the Lord...whatsoever he doeth shall prosper."

    Also Joshua 1:8 "This book of the law shall not depart out of thy mouth... for then thou shalt make thy way prosperous, and then thou shalt have good success."

    Success and prosperity of a Christian is not a visible thing; it's a spiritual thing.

    Thanks for the reminder.

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