“But you are a chosen race, a royal priesthood, a dedicated nation; [God’s] own purchased, special people, that you may set forth the wonderful deeds and display the virtues and perfections of Him Who called you out of darkness into His marvelous light.
1 Peter 2:9 [AMPLIFIED VERSION]
God will hold you responsible for that message you hear and that knowledge you discover. You are no ordinary man to live an ordinary life. You are a New Creation! You are Special! Papa God is your Father. He is the creator of the whole universe and the cattle upon a thousand hills belong to Him. Pause for a moment and contemplate these realities — God called you out of darkness into His marvelous light; you are a chosen race, a royal priesthood, meaning you are a king-priest and you are special! O boy!
Then he says you should display the wonderful deeds and virtues and perfections of Papa God. In other words, you are an example of God at work in a man. Men cannot see God but they can see you and you are that special one God has ordained to show forth His works. What an honour! What a ministry!
When men are looking for God, they should see God in you. No wonder He says for ye are bought with a price and ye are not your own. Your hands are His hands and your mouth is His mouth. From hence, you only touch what He says to touch and you only speak what He says to speak. When you speak, do so as the oracles of God and minister with the ability which He supplies. 1 Peter 4:11.
Maybe you did not know this before and thus lived anyhow but now you know and God will expect you to pattern your life after the new knowledge you have received. As a king, your words set things in order – you recreate your world with those words you speak which are energized by the Holy Spirit. Like He said, let there be light and there was light, so you shall also say be strong and the weak shall be strengthened. As a priest, you are privileged to stand in the presence of Almighty God and have fellowship with Him and take of all that He has and supply it unto men.
Beloved, there is a life and grace at work in you. Do not discount it. Rise up and take your place. Where you are is not your final destination. There is a greater glory ahead and we are moving from glory to glory even as by the Spirit of the Lord. Lifted!