July 22nd, 2015
1 Peter 2:1-12
You and I have a responsibility. While we are intended to stand up against injustice, Peter writes that it starts in a different place. We must, he tells us, rid ourselves “of all malice and all deceit, hypocrisy, envy, and slander of every kind” (1 Peter 2:1). Our life in Christ isn’t merely about us however, what is on the inside must be seen on the outside. He writes further of our responsibility to “declare the praises of him who called you out of darkness into his wonderful light” (1 Peter 2:9b).
When God called the people of Israel to be His chosen people it was so they would be a blessing to all nations. They were meant to be a light pointing those around them to the one true God.
This is our call as well. We are set apart! We are chosen! We are meant to be holy! We are to tell the truth of our God’s love! In so doing we invite others to step into the light. When we live the life that is made possible by Christ, the cornerstone, revival will break out.
Author: Olivia Metcalf