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Tuesday November 2, 2021 All Day
Annually on November 2

“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.” – I Peter 2:9

Today we hear stories of people who start a little business in their garage and before long they are living the American dream. When we look at their products we are often surprised and think why didn’t I think of that? Peter reminds us that if we have accepted Christ we are living the eternal dream. We have been chosen by God, and are more royal than if we had been born in Buckingham Palace. Not only are we royalty, but we are also priests. Only the priest had true access to God in the Old Testament, but today we, as Christians, have this same privilege 24/7. Because of this new position, we have been called to a different life, a life of holiness. We are in this world but not of it. Our life is to be patterned after the perfect example of Jesus who gives us freedom from our sin nature as we draw our strength from Him. Peter uses the word “peculiar” when describing us. This does not mean “strange” but instead “special.” We are called to be special for God today. We must not let sin and the things of this world darken our lives anymore. Step into the marvelous light of our new calling and others will see the eternal dream demonstrated in us and give God praise and glory!