1 Peter 2: Who Am I?
Verse of the Day: (V4) “To whom coming, as unto a living stone, disallowed indeed of men, but chosen of God, and precious,”
1. Chosen Of God (V1-8)
V2 “As newborn babes, desire the sincere milk of the word, that ye may grow thereby:”
Do you know that once we confess and repent our sins, and believe and receive Jesus Christ as our personal Saviour, we become God’s chosen and precious people? Indeed, what a privilege and honour to be chosen by the true and living God who shall protect us from harm, and provide for all our needs. Let us as new Christians continue to desire God’s holy Word and grow to be matured Christians serving Him until His glorious return or the day He calls us home. Let us taste that the Lord is gracious and full of mercy.
V3 “If so be ye have tasted that the Lord is gracious.”
2. People Of God (V9-14)
V9 “But ye are a chosen generation, a royal priesthood, an holy nation, a peculiar people; that ye should shew forth the praises of him who hath called you out of darkness into his marvellous light:”
Let us as Christians be holy and thankful to God, knowing that we are His chosen and precious people and have obtained His mercy, even in the midst of intense and great suffering and persecution. Let us truly trust God who call us that He is able to help and deliver us in all our troubles before He promotes us to be with Him in heaven for ever.
V10 “Which in time past were not a people, but are now the people of God: which had not obtained mercy, but now have obtained mercy.”
3. Servant Of God (V15-25)
V16 “As free, and not using your liberty for a cloke of maliciousness, but as the servants of God.”
There are Christians after they have tasted that the Lord is gracious become proud and take for granted God’s blessings upon them. Let us as servants of God humble ourselves knowing that we are only sinners saved by grace, even though we are bound for heaven. Let us embrace suffering for Christ’s sake even as Christ also suffered for us leaving us an example that the godly and righteous shall suffer in this ungodly and evil world.
V21 “For even hereunto were ye called: because Christ also suffered for us, leaving us an example, that ye should follow his steps:”
Prayer of the Day:
Dearest God, thank You that You have chosen me to be Your people and servant.