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1 Peter 2:9 (26.01.21)

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Who Am I?
On Sunday David led us on a reflection on the question ‘Who am I?’ This week we’re going to continue that, through meditating on 1 Peter 2:9, where Peter explores different facets of our identity.

1 Peter 2:9
But you are a chosen people, a royal priesthood, a holy nation, God’s special possession, that you may declare the praises of him who called you out of darkness into his wonderful light.

I’ve just finished The Mirror and the Light, the third book by Hillary Mantel about Thomas Cromwell, Henry VIII’s chief advisor. His job was to be the go-between between Henry VIII and his people, representing the king to the people and the people to the king – obviously most people couldn’t simply walk up to the king and bend his ear about something! This was a highly privileged position. According to Peter, this is the position we find ourselves in. We are a royal priesthood, those responsible for representing The King to people and people to The King, through our prayers, through our words and deeds.

What concerns and matters may the people around you today want you to bring to God on their behalf?
How may you represent The King in your dealings with others today?

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