Rhapsody of Realities TeeVo Devotional 7th June – What’s Stored Up In You?

(Display The Virtues And Perfections Of Christ)

TO THE BIBLE: 1 Peter 2:9 AMPC
“But you are a chosen race, a royal priesthood, a dedicated nation, [God’s] own purchased, special people, that you may set forth the wonderful deeds and display the virtues and perfections of Him Who called you out of darkness into His marvelous light.”

An ambassador is a diplomatic official of the highest rank appointed and accredited as representative in residence by one government or sovereign to another, usually for a specific length of time. This is exactly what we are for the Lord Jesus Christ; we’re His ambassadors on earth for a short period of time. When you read 1 Peter 2:9, you suddenly realise the purpose for which God has called you: as an ambassador of Christ, you’re called to display the virtues and perfections of Him who has called you out of darkness into His marvellous light to those on earth!

Humility is a virtue; boldness is a virtue; faith and hope are virtues. These are examples of the virtues God has called you to manifest, not in the sweet by and by, but here on earth. Galatians 5:22-23 says, “But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, longsuffering, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, self-control. Against such there is no law.”

These are virtues that God desires you to display to your world. As new creations in Christ Jesus, we’re peculiar; we’re the first fruits; that means the first and the best of God’s creatures: “Of His own will He brought us forth by the word of truth, that we might be a kind of firstfruits of His creatures” (James 1:18).

You’re the crowning glory, and the highest of everything God made. God created you so He would manifest His beauty, holiness, grace, glory, excellence, and righteousness through you. He’s counting on you to bring the unconverted to the knowledge of His saving power.

He wants you to bring them to the light of His Word through the way you live, the things you do, and the words you speak. As you daily display His virtues and perfections, their hearts will turn towards Him to receive salvation.

Go Deeper:
Matthew 5:16; Psalm 71:7; Psalm 79:13

Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ who has made me a wonder, and a vessel to display His wonderful deeds to my world. His beauty, excellence, glory, honour and splendour are shown through me for the world to see, and many come to the brightness of my rising, in Jesus’ Name. Amen.

Daily Bible Reading
John 20:19-31, 1 Chronicles 23-25
1 Corinthians 16:1-12, Ecclesiastes 5-6

Meditate on the virtues in Galatians 5:22-23, and declare that you display them every day.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *