Sometimes in life, because of business, because of stress, because of work, or family, or hobbies, or whatever, we can forget who we are. We can just forget who we are and who we are made to be. In this moments, we have to reset. We have to remember. We have to return to what we we know to be true.
How do we know what is true? We return to the truth of God’s Word. When we look at scripture, we see what is good, what is noble, what is good, what is true. Today, to help us reset and remember, let’s look at what God’s Word says about us in 1 Peter 2:9-10:
But you are a chosen race, a royal priesthood, a holy nation, a people for his own possession, that you may proclaim the excellencies of him who called you out of darkness into his marvelous light. Once you were not a people, but now you are God’s people; once you had not received mercy, but now you have received mercy.
This text reminds us two very important things. Who we are and what we are supposed to do.
Who we are – we are a chosen race, a royal priesthood. Once we were no people, now we are God’s people. That’s who you are. Your identity is found in that; your worth is found in that. Not anything else.
The world tries to tell us what who we are comes from all these worldly things – from possessions or status or achievements. And in that we have to keep getting more and more and more and more.
Today, the word reminds us, no. Who are you comes from this. You are God’s very own. He loves you. He bought you. You are His. You don’t have to do more and more and more. You just have to know that you are loved.
What we are supposed to do – We are His possession. Why? So we may proclaim His excellencies. So that we may tell others of how He has called us from darkness to light. That’s what we are here for. That’s what we are supposed to do. That’s our purpose. That’s our reason. That’s our very life.
And in doing that, we are living. We are achieving the purpose that He has for us.
In the world, our worth is determined by what we do.
In God’s view, our worth causes us to do what we are called to do.
Remember the correct order. You you are (a child of God) determines what you do. You are loved. May that love filter through into every part of our being, into every part of our life.
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