But ye are a chosen generation, a royal priesthood, an holy nation, a peculiar people; that ye should shew forth praises of him who hath called you out of darkness into his marvellous light. (1 Peter 2:9)
Do you feel chosen by God? Do you feel like you have escaped your darkness to live in God's marvellous light? The great thing about having God's heart, soul and mind in our bibles is that we don't always have to feel to believe. When we forget about God's love for us and our importance to Him, we can just pick up the written word that never changes. We are chosen by God specifically for a purpose God has for each of us. As I mentioned yesterday, God went to great lengths to have fellowship with His people.
Continuing in Exodus yesterday, I noticed how many times God mentioned meeting with Moses and the people of Israel (Ex 29:42,43; 30:6, 36). Remember that God wanted to dwell with them and made the provisions to do so through purification of the priests. That just touches me so...how much God wanted to be with us and that I can actually minister to God. After all, the priests ministered to God back in Moses' day (Exodus 29:44) and we are also members of the priesthood. We can minister to God. We can meet with God directly because God has made a way for us to do so.
Like Aaron and his sons were sanctified by the blood of the ram being placed on them and sprinkled on their garments (Ex 29:20-21), we are sanctified by the blood of the Lamb, Jesus Christ. Isn't that a fascinating picture of how we too, are sanctified by Christ's blood as believers in Him? Because if we are believers, God sees us as pure and we too can meet with God in His holy place. And He wants us to.
Lord, the more I get to know You, the more I am amazed at the sacrifices You made to meet with me. The more I am humbled by how much You love me and want a relationship with me. Thank You for not wanting to be alone because I don't know what I would do without You as my Friend. Amen.