Treasury of Scripture Knowledge
But ye are a chosen generation, a royal priesthood, an holy nation, a peculiar people; that ye should shew forth the praises of him who hath called you out of darkness into his marvellous light:
1 Peter 1:2
whom God the Father has chosen and predestined by the consecration of the Spirit to be obedient to Jesus Christ, and to be sprinkled with his blood; God bless you and give you perfect peace.
he has made us a kingdom of priests for his God and Father??o him be glory and power forever. Amen.
and have made them a kingdom of priests for our God, and they are to reign over the earth."
Blessed and holy is the man who experiences the first resurrection! The second death has no power over them; they will be priests of God and the Christ, and reign with him for the thousand years.
Take care of yourselves and of the whole flock, of which the holy Spirit has made you guardians, and be shepherds of the church of God, which he got at the cost of his own life.
which is the advance installment of our inheritance, so that we may get full possession of it, and praise his glory for it.
He gave himself for us, to free us from all wickedness and purify for himself a people of his own, eager to do right.
1 Peter 4:11
If one preaches, let him do it like one who utters the words of God; if one does some service, let him do it as with strength which God supplies, so that in everything God may be glorified through Jesus Christ. To him belong glory and dominion forever and ever. Amen.
Your light must burn in that way among men so that they will see the good you do, and praise your Father in heaven.
so that we might praise the splendid blessing which he has given us through his beloved Son.
be glory through the church and through Christ Jesus through all generations forever and ever. Amen.
so that you will be blameless and honest, faultless children of God in the midst of a crooked and perverted age, in which you appear like stars in a dark world,
So it depends not on human will or exertion, but on the mercy of God.