1 Peter 2:4-10 – Enjoying God In Light of His Mercies To Us

But ye are a chosen generation, a royal priesthood, an holy nation, a peculiar people; that ye should show forth the praises of him who hath called you out of darkness into his marvelous light.            – 1 Peter 2:9

Let God be your peculiar portion. If you are one of His peculiar people. He is so. All who are God’s people have chosen Him for their God and portion. Do this more, and more, and more. Let all other things be lightly set by and treated by you with neglect in comparison of God. Let God be the object of your peculiar value and esteem. If God has made you one of those on whom He sets a peculiar value, you who are a poor worthless worm; if He has set such a value upon you as to purchase you with the price of the blood of His Son, you who are in yourself a filthy, despicable creature; how much more reason is there that you should peculiarly value God, who is so great and glorious! It is fitting that this value should be mutual; and it is fitting that it should be in an answerable degree. It will be but a little thing for you to esteem God above all in comparison of what it is for God to so prize His saints. See to it, therefore, that there be nothing that stands in any competition with God in your esteem; value Him more than all riches; value His honor and glory more than all the world; be ready at all times to part with all things else, and cleave to God. Let God be your peculiar friend, and value His friendship more than the respect and love of all the world. When you lose other enjoyments, when you lose earthly friends, let this be a supporting comfort to you, that you have not lost God.

Jonathan Edwards

Read 1 Peter 2:4-10. How does the consideration of what God has done for you in Christ compel you to greater worship of him? So then how often do you take the time to consider his great mercy towards you?

Blessed Assurance by Fanny Crosby

Posted on: October 27, 2016 - 10:06PM

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