Tuesday, October 14, 2014
We Are Special To God
Today's message taken from October's devotional, Heavenly Bread published on Amazon CreateSpace.com. Thanks for your support and allowing me to share inspiring messages with your.
1 Peter 2:9
But ye are a chose generation, a royal priesthood, a holy nation, a peculiar people, that ye should shew for the praises of Him who hath called you out of darkness into His marvelous light.
All mankind is special to God in that His Spirit lives in us because He breathed the breath of life into man and he became a living soul. God created man to be in fellowship with Him. Sin broke that fellowship; thank God for Jesus who restored that fellowship and all who accept Christ's atoning work have become members of His royal family of priests who have been called out from among the unbelievers of this world.
Believers are special to God in that we heard and accepted God's spiritual invitation to be His son and daughters. Believers are no longer living in the darkness of sin and shame, but in the righteous light of God's glory.
Collectively believers are God's holy nation of people who shine the brightness of His righteousness. Individual believers are God's dwelling place in that we are temples of God. The faith community-the church are God's dwelling place as well.
Being the special people that we as believers are, we are called into righteous living as we have yielded control to the indwelling Holy Spirit as He serves as our moral compass.
Believers we are the apple of God's eye, so live like His special people.
Comments are welcome.
Dr. Willie White
Good Shepherd Writing and Publishing LLC