Ginrich's Devotional Blog

December 12, 2011

Advent 16

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 1Peter 2:9 But you are a chosen people, a royal priesthood, a holy nation, a people belonging to God, that you may declare the praises of him who called you out of darkness into his wonderful light

  What a beautiful description.  We are chosen.  We are a royal priesthood.  We are holy.  We belong to God.  All this enables us to declare praises of God.  He called us out of darkness – the sin of this world – and enables us to live in His wonderful light.  If that doesn’t bring joy to your heart nothing will.  I am very good at putting myself down.  Most of us are our own worst critic.  Here we are described as chosen by God, as royalty in His priesthood.  We are told we belong to God.  It is so good to know we belong to Him.  When things belong to us we take care of them.  God will take care of us.  All this is because we have chosen to believe and accept His Son, Jesus Christ, whose first coming on this earth we are preparing to celebrate.  We can celebrate with joy and thanksgiving.  As people belonging to the priesthood we can approach the throne of God, give Him our praises and lay our needs before His throne of mercy and grace.  Let us be diligent in declaring His praises.  Be spontaneous today.  Take a little treat to someone living alone or someone in a nursing home.  Share the love and praise of God.

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