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Don King’s November 3 Devotional 

“But you are a chosen generation, a royal priesthood, a holy nation, His own special people, that you may proclaim the praises of Him who called you out of darkness into His marvelous light…” 1 Peter 2:9 NKJV

     Having come to Believe in Jesus Christ as Lord and Savior, we are inducted into a “chosen generation, a royal priesthood, a holy nation, His own special people”. This is part of what Paul spoke of that our “understanding be enlightened”. Understand this; He called you, out of darkness and into His marvelous light… so that you may proclaim His praises! 

      1Timothy 2:3-4 says “God our Savior, who desires all men to be saved and to come to the knowledge of the truth.” So, the Gosple message of saving faith is open to everyone, but each and every one of us is special because Jesus stands at the door of our hearts knocking (Rev 3:20). Imagine, the Creator and Sustainer of the Universe seeks to have a personal relationship with each of us individually. 

     Then, when we accept Him as Lord and Savior we are changed, we are chosen, and we are special both individually and collectively. We are a Royal Priesthood, a holy nation, a special people. That is not meant to puff you up with pride, but rather to help you understand that accepting Jesus changes us. No longer, should we see ourselves as insignificant, weighed down with the cares of this world, or nobodies with nothing. No, a thousand times, no! You, Believer are special.