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. - I Peter 2:9
Telling others about who Jesus is and what He has done for us is a normal activity for God’s people because when we experience the life-transforming grace of God we can’t help but talk about it. It’s not just what we do, it’s who we are. Our passion to make Jesus known to others is directly connected to our view of God and His rescuing work in our life. When we find ourselves struggling to think about others spiritual condition before God it reveals that we have possibly lost sight of our’s, both before and after God rescued us.
Peter under the inspiration of the Holy Spirit pens these words about our new identity (chosen, royalty, priests, holy, belonging to God) that leads to our new activity (declaring His praises a.k.a. the Gospel). He reminds us that we are a graciously favored people that now get to tell others about Him.
Do you know and believe who you are in Christ? Do you recognize who God is and what He has done for you? Let’s pray against Gospel amnesia that leads to apathy in sharing the Good News. Take time right now to review what God has done for you…how He has rescued you out of spiritual darkness and brought you into the light of His love.