But you 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.
We are a chosen priesthood. We are not in relationship with God by accident. He has drawn us and He has chosen to lay down His life for us. He knew the price that would have to be paid and He willingly went to the cross.
We have the ability to go before the throne of grace with confidence and to intercede for one another and to pray daily for those who are lost and in darkness. Some day we will spend all eternity in God’s kingdom, but until that time may we use our lives to glorify and honor His name.
He has called us out of darkness. Before we came to Christ we were enslaved to the lies and deceptions of Satan. We believed chasing after the world and its empty desires would fulfill the void that only Jesus could fill. But once we come to Christ our hearts and minds are open to the truth. We know the darkness we have been set free from. May we simply run to the Lord with our whole heart.