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June 2, 2010
This entry is part [part not set] of 3099 in the series Daily Words for the Christian Life
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Now therefore, if you will indeed obey My voice and keep My covenant, then you shall be a special treasure to Me above all people; for all the earth is Mine. And you shall be to Me a kingdom of priests and a holy nation.
— Exodus 19:5-6

But you are a chosen race, a royal priesthood, a holy nation, a people acquired for a possession, so that you may tell out the virtues of Him who has called you out of darkness into His marvelous light.
— First Peter 2:9

The Lord’s treasured people also become to Him a kingdom of priests (Exo. 19:6). In the Old Testament, God gained a group of priests who functioned together as a priesthood. In the New Testament, God has gained us so that we may serve Him together in the church life as His priesthood (1 Pet. 2:9; Rev. 1:6).

Adapted from Joshua: A Life of Service, pages 9-10.

Tomorrow: “His Holy Nation”

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