Thursday, January 21, 2016

Words Of Encouragement From Simon Peter To The Church

"As you come to him, the living Stone—rejected by humans but chosen by God and precious to him— you also, like living stones, are being built into a spiritual house to be a holy priesthood, offering spiritual sacrifices acceptable to God through Jesus are a chosen people, a royal priesthood, a holy nation, God’s special possession, that you may declare the praises of him who called you out of darkness into his wonderful light.  Once you were not a people, but now you are the people of God; once you had not received mercy, but now you have received mercy...Therefore, rid yourselves of all malice and all deceit, hypocrisy, envy, and slander of every kind.  Like newborn babies, crave pure spiritual milk, so that by it you may grow up in your salvation, now that you have tasted that the Lord is good."

I rearranged it a bit, but I think you get the point. Do not forget who you are, who you belong to and how much all of that cost. We were an expensive bunch and we are marked as His now. Keep that in mind today as you go about His business and yours. See ya Sunday.

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