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Thursday, May 6, 2010

Verse Download: Chosen Generation

"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." 
(1 Peter 2:9)

I am starting a new series here on called the Verse Download. This is probably going to be the most important series I will have on here because it will talk about a specific verse in Scripture and what God taught me about these specific Words.

It will appear at random times, depending on God's chosen timing to clearly reveal a Bible verse to me. Today is one of them.

Growing up Roman Catholic (and a devout one too), my definition of "priest" is a male who performs religious duties in church-based ceremonies, like the Sunday Mass. Church-goers treat him with reverence because he is the ultimate representation of Jesus Christ.

As I received God's Word today in 1 Peter 2:9, it dawned on me what it really means to be a "priest." Here are the lessons I learned.

  • Following Jesus Christ means I already am a priest, personally chosen by Him. I don't need to earn it.
  • Because I am a priest of a chosen, royal generation -- the access to my King is always available.
  • I do not need to use the "services" of a man called a "priest" to earn the privilege of bringing my needs to my Father.
  • I need to start seeing other believers as priests too -- also chosen and royal. I am not better than them and will never be. I need to function and work with them to bring glory to our Father.
  • I pray that I am His royal priest first; above anything else. May I get reminded of who I am in Him every single day. Sometimes I assume the role of being a wife first or being an employee first. When priorities become messed up, I deny the chance of God's power to work in me and through me.

Any thoughts on this verse? Please send in a comment! Looking forward to learn more from you.

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