by Pastor Ken
But you are a chosen race, a royal priesthood, a holy nation, a people for God’s own possession, that you may proclaim the excellence of him who called you out of darkness into his marvelous light.
1 Peter 2:9
Many years ago a man who worked at the Whitehouse did not recognize the little boy playing in one of the Whitehouse gardens. When the man asked the boy who he was, the boy said, “My father is the President Abraham Lincoln.” Upon seeing the child close-up, he immediately realized that the boy was President Lincoln’s son, left the boy to have his fun.
Young Lincoln was left to enjoy the privileges of living in the Whitehouse because he was a member of the Presidential family. But guess what? You have the opportunity to be part of the royal family of God! When you accept Christ as your Savior and Lord, you become a part of the royal family of the Heavenly Kingdom. How exciting is that!
But being a member of God’s royal family is something you need to take seriously. You need to remember that you are chosen, so a child of the King of Kings. You need to live a life that reflects the joy, humility, hope, and respect you have for being a member of this most important family. Live with a heart and mind that reflects the thankfulness you feel for being God’s precious child.
Father, thank You for accepting me into Your royal family. Help me live my life showing others what a privilege it is and how they can become a part of Your family, too. I pray in the Name of Jesus, Amen.