Our Position as Children of the King

Greetings!

 

We will continue our look at Abba as King this week. Actually, we're going to take a deeper view of our position as children of the King. We're going to begin by opening a couple of familiar verses that come to us from the Apostle Peter. They go like this; “but you are a chosen race, a royal priesthood, a holy nation, a people for his own possession, that you may proclaim the excellencies of him who called you out of darkness into his marvelous light. Once you were not a people, but now you are God's people; once you had not received mercy, but now you have received mercy.” 1 Peter 2:9&10

 

Let's go back to the title of this blog; “But God.” We said in the first blog that if you want to know what someone really believes, listen carefully to what they say after the word “but.” We should then, pay close attention to what Abba says after the word but. In the preceding verses Peter has been referring to Jesus as the cornerstone and that to those who reject him he becomes the stumbling stone. Then, comes the word but, as he begins to describe Abba's children.

 

Let’s also look at the second metaphor he uses; royal priesthood. What a remarkable symbol as he combines into one metaphor references to both royalty and priesthood. This dual concept first appears in Exodus 19:6, when through Moses, God says, "you shall be to me a kingdom of priests and a holy nation." This is a huge statement to describe us, His children.

 

We will break this metaphor open next week, but I want to encourage us all to take a few days to ponder this truth. Is Abba serious? Is He really calling you royal? And a priest, too? What does that mean to us? How does it impact our lives as God’s royal priesthood?

 

Let's thank Him for His outlandish opinion of us, and thank Him it comes after the word but.

 

Blessings,

Thomas

thomas@robinsonoutdoors.com

 

 

                                   “If you want to know want someone really thinks, just listen to what they say after the word  ‘but’ “ 

 

Note: “but God” is a weekly ministry of Robinson Outdoors Products written for us by pastor and spiritual counselor, Thomas Paige. “But God” is posted each week on the ScentBlocker website and can be found there along with the archives of messages of past years and months from Thomas. “But God” is also posted each week on ScentBlocker Facebook page and on Twitter.

 

You may ask, “why would Robinson, an outdoor products company with brands ScentBlocker and Tree Spider, making  products for hunters, spend its time on something like “but God”?”  Great question, as we here at Robinson consider our work place our mission field, our products bearing the John 3:16 inscription our outreach. For 2014, there will be a laminated waterproof jacket pocket insert that contains the salvation message printed in two languages. And, we ask the Lord to provide more opportunities for us to be a light unto a dark world.

 

What responses do we receive from our customers? Each week thousands and thousands of people read the “but God” message online. We receive dozens and dozens of appreciative emails, rejoicing that a company has the courage to stand up for what it believes despite perhaps it not being the most popular thing to do these days. God has blessed our lives and our  business!

 

I hope you will enjoy this weeks’ “…but God” as Thomas continues the series, unto the Lord!

1 Comment;

  • Jim mulvihill
    Jim mulvihill - October 3, 2014 at 9:07 pm

    This is awesome. I've been buying and using these products for many years but I never knew you guys were believers in Christ like our family. No wonder I was drawn to scentblocker many years ago. Keep looking up for our redemption draws high. Maranatha brothers

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