The Daily Fountain Devotional of the Church Of Nigeria (Anglican Communion) 8 July 2021 – You Are A Peculiar Person
TOPIC: You Are A Peculiar Person (Anglican Devotional 8 July 2021)
READ: Deuteronomy 14:1-2 (NKJV)
- “You [are] the children of the LORD your God; you shall not cut yourselves nor shave the front of your head for the dead.
- “For you [are] a holy people to the LORD your God, and the LORD has chosen you to be a people for Himself, a special treasure above all the peoples who [are] on the face of the earth.
The position God puts His own covenant children is much higher than what ordinary human eyes can behold. It is great to note that the Bible says “You are the children of the Lord your God” (verse 1a). So, we are the children of the Lord and it is this glorious position that confers on us the responsibility to live differently. It is clear that God’s chosen people cannot compare themselves with those who are non-members of God’s family. Others may indulge in whatever they like but God’s own children are His peculiar treasure; they cannot do just anything. 1 John 3:1-3 also points out that God’s children are to purify themselves. In other words, they are to stand out.
Beloved of the Lord, you are a different person. God says that you belong to Him and so you cannot live your life anyhow. It is absurd tor you to begin to compare yourself with the unbelievers around you and copy their lifestyle. You are a special person; you are God’s peculiar individual built up as a holy habitation for the Almighty. The Bible says that God chose you above all the people and nations of the earth. This self-realisation: Knowing who you are is in itself a tool for great deliverance. Please do not stain your identity with the mundane things of this world. You are a child of the King of glory (1 Peter 2:9&10).
PRAYER: Dear Father; help me to know my position in You and never to trade it for anything in this world, in Jesus’ Name. Amen.