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
God is selective. As followers of Christ, we are God’s own possession. He has set us apart for His purpose and calling.
Three things about being God’s possession:
- It is permanent. When we become His possession, it is permanent. Romans 8:25-39 Nothing can separate us from the love of God. In life’s challenges, we can at times be overwhelmed, but no matter the circumstances, God’s love remains.
- It is a preference. We must make the choice. Jesus didn’t seek twelve men with a certain skill set, He simply said to them, “Follow Me”. They had to choose to stay where they were or change everything for Him.
- It is prominent. We have been set apart. Our eternal destiny hangs in the balance here. We have been reconciled because Jesus died on the cross, not because we are “good people”. God put us where we are to be prominent and make a Kingdom difference.
Never think for a minute that our importance is in question. He has called us to be a presence in an evil and dying world. We are not here to sit idly by, but to engage and seize the opportunities God places before us.
My sheep hear My voice, and I know them, and they follow Me. John 10:27
The Real I.D. sermon series has given us a deeper look at what it means to be Children of God, a royal priesthood and God’s own possession. What would it mean if we decided to live out that path to the fullest? Who might we impact if we are intentional about His call to be set apart? We are chosen and called.