But you are a chosen people, a royal priesthood, a holy nation, a people belonging to God, that you may declare the praises of him who called you out of darkness into his wonderful light.
Who are you? What are you? What is your identity? In today’s verse, we will dive into the topic of our identity as a Christian. In the book of 1 Peter, Peter encourages God’s elect, exiles scattered through the provinces of Pontus, Galatia, Cappadocia, Asia and Bithynia [1 Peter 1:1] to remain steadfast in the face of suffering and persecution, reminding them of their special privilege and identity as God’s chosen people, while instructing them of their proper conduct. In 1 Peter 2:9, their special identity is elaborated as a chosen people, a royal priesthood, a holy nation, a people belonging to God, that you…
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