Chosen by God – A Chosen Generation

Read 1 Peter 2:1-12

As living stones we are being built up a spiritual house.
Meditate now on 1 Peter 2:1-8

Our being born again begins a life of liberty and thirst. Liberty from the old ways and thirst for the milk of the word. Coming to Jesus who was rejected by men, but chosen by God we also become…

What things are we told to lay aside?
What are we told to desire?
For what reason should we desire this milk?

What descriptions are given of Jesus?
There are six descriptions of Jesus being a stone, what are they and what do they mean?

We also are called living stones.
What are we being built up too?
What will we offer to God? What do we experience in coming to Jesus the chief cornerstone?

A Chosen generation
Meditate on 1 Peter 2:9-12

We now are described as a chosen generation, a royal priesthood, a holy nation. His own special people.
As Jesus is so now are we in the world.

What is the first thing we are to be doing? How does praise bring glory to God? What things are listed here that we should be praising God for?

After praisers we are called sojourners and pilgrims, what does that mean?
What are we to avoid?
How does our conduct affect our witness? Why do men speak against us? (John 15:18-16:4) how does our good works help others hear our message in the day of visitation? (1 Peter 3:13-17)

Higher to go lower. First our place in God then our place before man.

Why do we need to drink deeply and praise continually our Lord?
What will our experience be with those who are stumbling?

Take an inventory of your soul’s present state.
Is your soul abounding in His goodness?
Is your soul languishing in abusers?
Is it in a little of both?
Come up higher to the throne of grace and receive mercy and grace to help from Jesus your high priest.

We have been chosen to live from heaven and love on earth.

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