Thursday, October 13, 2016
Born again children of God, are different from the rest of the world because they are ROYALTY, they belong to the kingdom of God and therefor they behave themselves as royalty. They behave themselves as children of God.
The apostle Peter wrote in 1 Peter 2:9 "But you are A CHOSEN RACE, A royal PRIESTHOOD, A HOLY NATION, A PEOPLE FOR God’s OWN POSSESSION, so that you may proclaim the excellencies of Him who has called you out of darkness into His marvelous light; 10for 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.
11Beloved, I urge you as aliens and strangers to abstain from fleshly lusts which wage war against the soul. 12Keep your behavior excellent among the Gentiles, so that in the thing in which they slander you as evildoers, they may because of your good deeds, as they observe them, glorify God in the day of visitation."
Having been born again we have become children of God, and we follow after Jesus Christ. We follow His example and we do as He commanded, we live as He did.
We read in verse 21, Peter writes:"For you have been called for this purpose, since Christ also suffered for you, leaving you an example for you to follow in His steps, 22WHO COMMITTED NO SIN, NOR WAS ANY DECEIT FOUND IN HIS MOUTH; 23and while being reviled, He did not revile in return; while suffering, He uttered no threats, but kept entrusting Himself to Him who judges righteously; 24and He Himself bore our sins in His body on the cross, so that we might die to sin and live to righteousness; for by His wounds you were healed. 25For you were continually straying like sheep, but now you have returned to the Shepherd and Guardian of your souls."
We must be worthy of Jesus Christ. We must be worthy of the kingdom of God. We must conduct ourselves in a way worthy of royalty, worthy of being sons and daughters of God. We must live and act in such a way that Jesus will be pleased with us, so that we can enter His rest and inherit His Kingdom.
May Jesus bless you.