1 Pet 2:1–10

So get rid of all evil and all deceit and hypocrisy and envy and all
And yearn like newborn infants for pure, spiritual milk, so that by it you
may grow up to salvation,
if indeed you have tasted that the Lord is good.
So as you come to him, a living stone rejected by men but chosen and
precious in God’s sight,
you yourselves, as living stones, are built up as a spiritual house to be
a holy priesthood and to offer spiritual sacrifices that are acceptable to
God through Jesus Christ.
For it says in scripture,
“Look, I lay in Zion a stone,
a chosen and precious cornerstone,
and whoever believes in him will never be put to shame.”
So you who believe see his value, but for those who do not believe,
“the stone that the builders rejected
has become the cornerstone”,
“a stumbling-stone
and a rock to trip over.”
They stumble because they disobey the word, as they were destined to do.
But you are a chosen race, a royal priesthood, a holy nation, a people of
his own, so that you may proclaim the virtues of the one who called you out
of darkness into his marvelous light.
You once were not a people,
but now you are God’s people.
You were shown no mercy,
but now you have received mercy.


One thought:


This passage answers the two great questions of life. Who am I & why am I here?

Three questions:


Take note of the different illustrations across the passage – see if you can find them all!


How do you feel about yourself? Do you see yourself as God’s chosen, royal priesthood, part of His holy nation?


Memorise 2:9



Acknowledge God’s mercy, that He has taken us our of darkness and into His wonderful light – this was His doing.

Give thanks that we are a chosen people, royal priests and God’s own nation.

Ask God to help you find your identity & purpose in Him.