I Peter 2:9 But you are not like that, for you are a chosen people. You are a kingdom of priests, God’s holy nation, his very own possession. This is so you can show others the goodness of God, for he called you out of the darkness into his wonderful light.
Note first of all, we are a chosen people. God chose us to be His own. We are not a part of God’s family by accident. God looks into the heart of man and chooses those whom He knows will follow Him. He chooses us not because of who we are, but because of who we can become in Him. God calls all people to repentance, but chooses only those who are willing to repent.
We are chosen for a purpose. God chooses us so that we will become a holy people able to serve Him. He chooses us to be His and not the world’s. He chooses us to be His own special people, a kingdom of priests. Priests are those who serve God amongst man. They represent God before man, bringing man to God. Priests can only serve God with holy hearts. They must always strive to keep their souls pure before they fulfill their priestly duties. They understand that God is holy and must be respected and treated as holy.
God chooses us to show the world the goodness of God. We are the witness of God in the world. We are the way God has chosen to reveal himself to the world. In order for us to be the people God created us to be, we must keep our souls right before Him. We must let His light shine deeply into our souls. We must always seek Him and let Him have access to every crevice of our souls. We cannot be a holy people unless we go all the way with Him. We must be totally committed to Him.
God’s desire is to lead us out of, and away from, the darkness into His wonderful light. His plan is to lead you so far away from the darkness that all you can see is the Light. You will never see the Light while peering into the darkness. You will only be the light whom God has called you to be in the world by staying in the light and letting it capture your soul.
Your life is the only goodness of God many people will ever see.