1 Peter 2:5
Ye also as lively stones are built up a spiritual house, a holy priesthood, to offer up spiritual sacrifices, acceptable to God by Jesus Christ.
Peter is informing the hearers of his day just who we are as believers with royal blood flowing in our veins. We are special in the eye sight of God being that all believers were chosen by God before the foundation of the world. God knew from the foundation of the world who would hear and accept His spiritual invitation to salvation and spend eternity with Him.
Believers are royal sons and daughters of God by the atoning work of Christ our Savior and members of a holy nation of priests (v. 5).
Being royal sons and daughters of God believers are to offer our bodies as living sacrifices unto Him while being nonconforming to this world and it values (Romans 12:1-2). Being royal sons and daughters of God we present our bodies as instruments of righteousness manifesting the righteousness of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. As royal sons and daughters of God, believers proclaim the gospel of Christ the world over as well as offer praises unto His holy name.
Believers, we are the lively stones of God built up in Christ who is the head (v.5).
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