Throughout our lives, from pre-school all the way to old age homes we want to be part of something. We are constantly looking for acceptance. That is why it is still the nr.1 reason for gangs, bullies, sport teams or even sport team supporters. What does it matter that I support the Blue Bulls? Does it actually make them stronger as a team? No! They don’t even know I exist. My opinion of what they should do during a game is of NO VALUE. Yet, in S.A. It matters because makes you part of a group of people. I have answered people who are trying to pinpoint my “supporter group” in different ways just to find out how big a deal this is, and soaringly enough, it is a BIG DEAL. It does what any other association does. It gives you identity, and acceptance!
1 Peter 2:9 – But you are a chosen race, a royal priesthood, a holy nation, a people for his own possession, that you may proclaim the excellencies of him who called you out of darkness into his marvelous light.
What a privilege to be a part of a nation that makes a difference in the world. A group selected by the Creator Himself. A group not chosen by themselves, but a group selected by name to be, not only part of a nation, but connected Himself. A group of people recognised by speaking out. A group recognised by the words they speak.
As you read this, realise that you ARE a Royal Priest. You ARE a Holy Nation. You belong to HIM! If you realise that not only belong to Him, but to a Nation of people like that…… No one will keep you silent. Come on …… Tell someone who you belong to, and how awesome He is!