Devotion for October 27

1 Peter 2:9

9 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 must remember to live in the moment. Always set a good example. Lead with grace and love. We will make mistakes but by putting outbest foot forward in all moments we create an atmosphere of love.

3 thoughts on “Devotion for October 27

  1. Cross References: (ESV)
    9 But you are 1a chosen race, 2a royal 3priesthood, 4a holy nation, 5a people for his own possession, that you may proclaim the excellencies of him who called you 6out of darkness into 7his marvelous light.
    • 79 2:9 – Deut. 10:15 ; Isa. 43:20
    • 80 2:9 – Ex. 19:6 ; Rev. 1:6 ; 5:10
    • 81 2:9 – Isa. 61:6 ; 66:21
    • 82 2:9 – Deut. 7:6
    • 83 2:9 – Ex. 19:5 ; Deut. 7:6 ; Isa. 43:21 ; Mal. 3:17
    • 84 2:9 – [ Isa. 42:16 ]; See Acts 26:18
    • 85 2:9 – Ps. 36:9
    1 Peter 2:9 ESV
    Read 1 Peter 2

  2. John Gill explains what is our Holy Priesthood

    a royal priesthood;
    referring to ( Exodus 19:6 ) , where the Israelites are called a “kingdom of priests”; which the Chaldee paraphrase renders, kings, priests; see ( Revelation 1:6 ) a character which one of the Jewish commentators says F25 shall return to the Jews (abl dytel) , “in time to come”; and well agrees with all the people of Christ, whether Jews or Gentiles, who are all of them kings, through their relation to Christ; and at the present time have a kingdom which cannot be moved, or taken away from them; being not only brought into the Gospel dispensation, the kingdom of the Messiah, and having a right to all the privileges and immunities of it, but have also the kingdom of grace set up within them, or grace, as a reigning principle, implanted in them; which lies not in anything external, but in righteousness and true holiness, in inward peace, and spiritual joy; and they have the power of kings over sin, Satan, and the world; and the riches of kings, being possessed of the riches of grace now, and entitled to the riches of glory in another world; they live like kings, they wear royal apparel, the robe of Christ’s righteousness; they sit at the king’s table, and feed on royal dainties; and are attended on as kings, angels being their life guards, and ministering spirits to them; and hereafter they shall reign with Christ on earth, and that for the space of a thousand years, and, after that, for ever: being raised up from a low estate, to inherit the crown of glory, to wear the crown of life and righteousness, and possess the kingdom prepared for them from the foundation of the world, of which they are now heirs: and they are “priests”, as well as kings; being made so by Christ, and through his priestly office; are anointed with the Holy Ghost, and sanctified by his grace, and allowed to draw near to God, and offer up by Christ their spiritual sacrifices of prayer and praise; and are enabled and assisted to offer up the sacrifice of a broken heart, and their bodies also, and even their lives when called to it; the allusion is to the kingdom and priesthood being formerly together, and which met in Christ, ( Zechariah 6:13 ) and in his people. The Jews were wont to call the priestly dignity and office (hnhk rtk) , “the crown of the priesthood” F26:
    6 And ye shall be unto me a kingdom of priests, and an holy nation. These are the words which thou shalt speak unto the children of Israel.
    Exodus 19:6 KJV
    6 And hath made us kings and priests unto God and his Father; to him be glory and dominion for ever
    and ever. Amen.

  3. Dearest Readers:

    Be sure to read what our High Priest Jesus Iesous Y’shua prayed to the Father in our behalf shortly before he was crucified. I am ever encouraged by this one of my favorite Chapters of the Bible along with Romans 8.

    John 17 (ESV)
    The High Priestly Prayer
    1 When Jesus had spoken these words, he lifted up his eyes to heaven, and said, “Father, the hour has come; glorify your Son that the Son may glorify you,
    2 since you have given him authority over all flesh, to give eternal life to all whom you have given him.
    3 And this is eternal life, that they know you the only true God, and Jesus Christ whom you have sent.

    [Please go to the page and read the whole Chapter 17. Also check out the KJV and John Gill’s Commentary]

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