January 28

Our Missional Mandate

1 Peter 2:9-12

9 But you are a chosen race, a royal priesthood, a holy nation, God’s own people, in order that you may proclaim the mighty acts of him who called you out of darkness into his marvelous light.
10 Once you were not a people,
    but now you are God’s people;
once you had not received mercy,
    but now you have received mercy.

Live as Servants of God
11 Beloved, I urge you as aliens and exiles to abstain from the desires of the flesh that wage war against the soul. 12 Conduct yourselves honorably among the Gentiles, so that, though they malign you as evildoers, they may see your honorable deeds and glorify God when he comes to judge.
May we be priests & people of His own that proclaim the greatness of God & His mercy for the world!

Consider the meaning of each of us being called a collective of "priests". What did priests do for God & for people?

Behold the mercy & excellency of God you have experienced!

Pray for boldness & awe to proclaim Christ's excellency through our speech, our conduct, and our city.