Spiritual Praises of the Holy
Our Job – Part 5
Scripture Reading: 1 Peter 2:9-12
Key Verse: 1 Peter 2:9
But you are not like that, for you are a chosen people. You are royal priests, a holy nation, God’s very own possession. As a result, you can show others the goodness of God, for he called you out of the darkness into his wonderful light.
In the last four devotionals we have studied the Apostle Peter’s description of our job in God’s kingdom. We first looked at “why” we were given the job in the first place. Secondly, we studied our job title: a royal priest. Third, we looked at the fact that we are to be holy in all we do. Finally, in yesterday’s devotional, we realized we belong to God—we are not our own!
Today we come to the phrase, “that you may declare the praise of Him who called you out of darkness into His wonderful light” (1 Peter 2:9). This really summarizes our job description; we are to continually tell people how great our God really is. We declare it in many ways, not just the obvious one of verbally telling people of God’s greatness. When people witness the way we live our lives—if we do it right—they will know how great our God is! When we live out this life of service to others, in obedience to the model and teaching of Jesus, they will understand how great our God is. When they witness us loving someone who isn’t really that lovable, but we love them in Jesus name, they will know how great our God is! When they hear that we use our time and resources to promote the kingdom of God, they will start to see how great our God is!
The question people ask, after seeing the way we live, is why would we do life that way? Who is this God we serve? (Continued)
Father, I want my life to daily shout of your greatness. May you receive all the praise and glory! In Jesus’ name, amen.