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Thankful to belong to God!

Scripture reading for December 20th:  1st Peter 1-5

Key Scriptures:  1st Peter 2:9-10  “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.  Once you were not a people, but now you are the people of God; once you had not received mercy, but now you have received mercy.”  

Peter wrote to the Jewish believers to encourage them that God had indeed chose them to belong to His family through faith in Jesus Christ.  Believers are “chosen people” and a “royal priesthood” that continually offers praise to the One who called them out of the darkness of sin and fearful religion to a glorious holy people!  “How wonderful!  How marvelous, is my Savior’s love for me!”

Praising the Lord our God:  “To the Lord your God belong the heavens, even the highest heavens, the earth and everything in it.  Yet the Lord set His affection on your forefathers and loved them, and He chose you, their descendants, above all the nations, as it is today.  . . . Fear the Lord your God and serve Him.  Hold fast to Him and take your oaths in His Name.  He is your praise; He is your God, . .”  (Deuteronomy 10: 15, 20-21)

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