The Glory of Slavery and Possession

Sunday Afternoon Musings

Image of Shackles1 Peter 2:9-10

But you are a chosen race, a royal priesthood, a holy nation, a people for his own possession, that you may proclaim the excellencies of him who called you out of darkness into his marvelous light. 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. 

Mesmerized by the wonder of the gospel and glories of being possessed by God as his servant.  

  • We were in darkness. Now we are called into his marvelous light.
  • We didn’t belong to God. Now we do.
  • We were not God’s people. Now we are.
  • We once were under the wrath of God. Now we aren’t.
  • We had no mercy. Now we have received mercy.

Notice the reason for which our God has done this:  . . . that you may proclaim the excellencies of him who called you . . .

Let’s be found faithful to our calling.

What a privilege it is to be a slave to God.

One thought on “The Glory of Slavery and Possession

  1. I often wonder if we get this as a people. We who were slaves to sin are now slaves to righteousness! We who were under the law are now under grace! We who were God’s enemy because of our sin are now considered as His friend! Astounding. Yet, we often live as if sin still rules us, as if the law is our salvation, and as if God has not given us every good thing. May we truly grasp the miracle of this great exchange and live the abundant life that has been offered to us! (John 10:10) Thank you, Marty, for your thoughts.


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