Now You Are God’s People

But you are a chosen race, a royal priesthood, a holy nation, a people for God’s own possession, that you may proclaim the excellencies of him who called you out of darkness into his marvelous light.  Once you were not a people, but now you are God’s people; once you had not received mercy, but now you have received mercy.”

– 1 Peter 2:9-10

God has chosen us in his foreknowing, predestinating, electing, wooing, justifying, sanctifying, and glorifying love.  He has made us a people for his own possession.  He has done this so that we can tell the world about the wonder and magnificence of his Son, Jesus Christ. 

For all those who confess Christ as Lord and Savior, who have repented of their evil deeds, who cast themselves down at the feet of Jesus, and declare themselves unrighteous and Christ as the only Righteous, they are God’s people.  God made them his people.  In his great love, he gave us mercy that we might call on Jesus to save us.  This unbelievable, scandalous, to-good-to-be-true mercy has changed the world. 

O, that we would love and sing in wonder at this matchless mercy of such a great Savior.