“But ye are a chosen generation, a royal priesthood, a holy nation, a peculiar people; that ye should shew forth the praises of Him who hath called you out of darkness into His marvelous light”
1 Peter 2:9
Not only are we forgiven in Christ, but we are also a chosen generation, a people called to show “forth His praises” by dwelling in “His marvelous light”. We are more than just nameless individuals forming part of the countless religious organizations, groups, and sects found in this world.
Paul’s prayer for the new believers at Colossae was:
“…asking that you may be filled with the full knowledge of His will in all wisdom and spiritual understanding, for you to walk worthily of the Lord to all pleasing, bearing fruit in every good work and growing into the full knowledge of God; being empowered with all power according to the might of His glory, to all patience and long-suffering with joy”
May God grant us grace and clarity of heart to see His purposes for us as “a chosen generation”. It is not by our virtue, nor by our power. It is not in the empty vain confessions that arise out of our soulish selves. It is in our “being empowered with all power” in the life and love of Jesus that we begin to walk in our high places!
“The Lord God is my strength, and He will make my feet like hinds’ feet, and HE will make me walk upon mine high places”
He is even now at work lifting us, establishing us, and setting our feet upon the Rock of our salvation that we may arise to walk in greater things. Our understanding of who we are is defined by our knowledge of Him. Growing victories over the enemies of our soul are the testimony of His Spirit at work within us.
“How beautiful are the feet of them that preach the gospel of peace,
and bring glad tidings of good things!”
The word declares that our walk (“feet”) is how we are to preach the Gospel of God in Christ. The feet of those who walk and live in Him resound with the good news of Him as He fills us, teaches us, and empowers us to be “witnesses” of Him.
Those who walk thus are “bearing fruit in every good work” AND are “growing into the full knowledge of God”.
May we be found in the continual grace of Him making our feet like hinds’ feet so that we may walk upon the high places of His Call!
May we hear His voice calling out to us in our inherent lameness:
“Arise and walk”!
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“To seek the highest good is to live well”