Christ, is very precious to God. He is a chief corner stone upon this spiritual house God is building. You’re precious to God too, and "as lively stones, are built up a spiritual house, an holy priesthood, to offer up spiritual sacrifices, acceptable to God by Jesus Christ" 1 Peter 2:5. We’re priests, who offer to God those things that please him - you matter so much to God.
Christ is precious to you who believe in God through him, for without him we can do nothing, all our royalty is because him, and to those who reject him still he’s precious, that when iniquity abounds they may fall. But you are not like them, for through Christ you have been chosen by God himself, you are God's very own - all this so that you may show to others how God called you out of darkness into his wonderful light, "Which in time past were not a people, but are now the people of God: which had not obtained mercy, but now have obtained mercy" 1 Peter 2:10. Through Christ, you’ve been made God’s very own, "a royal priesthood, an holy nation, a peculiar people."
The apostle says, I beg you now to keep away from the evil pleasures of this world; they are not for you, for they fight against your very souls. He says, "lay aside all malice, and all guile, and hypocrisies, and envies, and all evil speakings" 1 Peter 2:1. But have a desire to grow up into the fullness of your salvation.
He said, for this is the will of God, "If so be ye have tasted that the Lord is gracious" 1 Peter 2:3, follow his steps, "For even hereunto were ye called: because Christ also suffered for us, leaving us an example" 1 Peter 2:21, the Shepherd and Bishop of our souls, "Who his own self bare our sins in his own body on the tree, that we, being dead to sins, should live unto righteousness: by whose stripes ye were healed" 1 Peter 2:24. He left us an example folks, to "Love the brotherhood. Fear God. Honour the king" 1 Peter 2:17. It’s our duty as royalties to honour all men, to love the brotherhood and to fear God.
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|1 Peter||1||The Road to Heaven|
|1 Peter||2||You’re a chosen generation|
|1 Peter||3||We’re one big happy family|
|1 Peter||4||Can a transgender be saved | Partakers of Christ’ Sufferings|
|1 Peter||5||Advice for church elders|