By Karen Polich
But you are a chosen race, a royal priesthood, a Holy nation, a people for God’s own possession, so that you may proclaim the excellencies of Him who has called you out of darkness into His marvelous light. 1 Peter 2:9
We are being built up. Through God’s design, the veil was torn when Jesus was crucified and those who choose to follow Him are a royal priesthood. But you will be called the priest of the Lord; You will be spoken of as ministers of our God. You will eat the wealth of nations, and in their riches you will boast. Isaiah 61:6
God’s design placed Jesus as the chief cornerstone and the foundation which we build on. He has us where we are for His purpose. It is not for us to find our place, but to seek Him and yield in obedience to where He wants us to be.
Jesus said to them, “Did you never read in the Scriptures, ‘The stone which the builders rejected, this became the chief corner stone; This came about from the Lord, and it is marvelous in our eyes’?” Matthew 21:42
When we build our lives on His firm foundation, we don’t have to worry about where we fit. God has a specific purpose for each of us. He puts all of the pieces together for His plan. Through His mercy, we have been forgiven and can live in His grace. We must set our eyes on Him and be living examples of what it means to walk with Him.
We are brought together as a family of believers who are called to be doers of the Word.
Our actions identify us as His royal priesthood and shine light into the lives of those around us. We are living stones. So then, while we have the opportunity, let us do good to all people, and especially to those who are of the household of the faith. Galatians 6:10
Who we are in Christ is our true identity. We are called to live a life glorifying Him, built up by His hand. Listen to Pastor Kevin Linthicum’s sermon series, Real I.D., and A Royal Priesthood here.
Now to Him who is able to do far more abundantly beyond all that we ask or think, according to the power that works within us. Ephesians 3:20
What is God building in your life today?