Called Out!!!!

Today was a Amazing day with the kids here. The kids were ready all day. After we got everything set up and went and had lunch. The line was starting. As some of you guys know that I have been sitting on the sideline for about 3 year. My lovely wife has been here for the last 3 years running. It was Awesome to see one of the boys that we sponsor for the last 3 years. And see him grow up to a young man.
One thing that God has called out to me is 1 Peter 2:9
But you are a chosen race, a royal priesthood, a holy nation, a people for God’s own possession, that you may proclaim the excellencies of Him who has called you out of darkness into His marvelous light;”

The Lord spoke to His people through the apostle Peter and used several terms in order to help them appreciate their spiritual position in Christ. He referred to them as a “chosen” or elect” race, as a “holy nation” and as a “people for God’s own possession.” By God’s grace we occupy a very favored position in His universe.

Peter continues by saying, 1 Peter 2:10 “For you once were not a people, but now you are the people of God; you had not received mercy, but now you have received mercy.” Christians are referred to as “the people of God” and as having received God’s “mercy.” This is the result of God’s grace and love, not according to our own merit.

But notice something about “the people of God.” A very great deal could be said about each of these designations, but I wish to note the phrase in verse 9: “…Him who has called you out of darkness into His marvelous light.”

First, a brief grammar lesson in Greek. The word translated “out” is “ek” and the word translated “called” is the word “kalesantos.” The Greeks would put them together to form another word, “ekklesia” which means “called out” and refer to an assembly or gathering of people that has been called together. More on that in a moment.

First, it ought to be obvious that it is a very, very important matter to be a part of this “holy nation” of “people for God’s own possession” who are “the people of God” and have now “received mercy” when once we were “without mercy.” There ought to be no argument there by any believer in God. God has issued the call in my life!!
Bryan McCary

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~ by Celebration Missions on February 4, 2011.

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