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 (1 Pet. 2:9 KJV).
The Spirit of the Lord calls us a chosen generation in Christ. And He continues further in the verse to give more descriptions about this generation of men that is so special.
The distinction should be made from here between our choice and God’s choice. This verse is not saying we chose God and became a special people. It is not our choice, but God’s choice. Jesus said “Ye have not chosen me, but I have chosen you” (Jn. 15:16 KJV.) God chose us amongst all the billions of humans that will live on the earth to belong to Him. He had options, but selected us.
This generation that God has chosen is a special and peculiar kind of people that the earth has never seen before. They are a new spiritual species of humanity, the heavenly man, created in the very holiness and righteous of God to be the full expression of God’s glory on the earth. These are a people that are one of a kind. There has never been a people like them and there will never be another one.
Humanity caring divinity, the indwelling Holy Spirit is beyond human comprehension. You are a wonder on the earth (Ps. 71:7.) You are God’s choice. You are a child of God, indeed!
What does it mean to “shew forth” the praises of God? How do we do that in real day-to-day life? See Matt. 5:14-16. Open your mouth and declare out that “I am a chosen generation, God’s choice in Christ Jesus.”
APPLY THE WORD
You have no reason to be in despair or to feel depression or hopelessness in your life. Lift up your shoulders high today and live like royalty!
Thank the Lord for choosing you in Christ. Pray that the Spirit will help you make full proof of your calling in Christ.
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