But you are a chosen race who serve as Priests for The Kingdom,
a holy people,
a redeemed assembly…
via 1 Peter 2:9.
how exciting is that… chosen, royal, holy, redeemed. just like the prophet hosea declares to the nation of israel a new name, ‘loved’… so the gospel story is about giving a new nation a new name.
we have a new identity… but it’s not just poetry. this new identity calls for a new way to live.
you should proclaim the praises of him who called you from darkness into his excellent light