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
elect according to the fore-knowledge of God the Father, in sanctification of the Spirit, unto obedience and sprinkling of the blood of Jesus Christ: grace to you, and peace be multiplied.
and made us a kingdom, and priests to God and His Father; to Him be the glory and the dominion forever and ever. Amen.
and didst make them, to our God, a Kingdom and priests, and they reign on the earth."
Happy and holy is he who has part in the first resurrection; over these the second death has no authority; but they shall be priests of God and of Christ, and shall reign with Him a thousand years.
Take heed to yourselves, and to all the flock in which the Holy Spirit appointed you overseers, to shepherd the assembly of God, which He purchased with His own blood.
which is an earnest of our inheritance until the redemption of the purchased possession, to the praise of His glory.
who gave Himself for us, that he might redeem us from all iniquity, and purify for Himself a special people, zealous of good works.
1 Peter 4:11
if anyone speaks, as uttering the oracles of God; if anyone ministers, ministering as of the strength which God supplieth; that in all things God may be glorified through Jesus Christ; to Whom is the glory and the dominion forever and ever. Amen.
So let your light shine before men, that they may see your good works, and glorify your Father Who is in Heaven.
to the praise of the glory of His grace, which He graciously bestowed on us in the Beloved;
to Him be the glory in the assembly, and in Christ Jesus, unto all generations of the age of the ages. Amen.
that ye may become blameless and harmless, children of God, irreproachable in the midst of a crooked and perverse generation, among whom ye appear as luminaries in the world,
So, then, it is not of him that wills, nor of him that runs, but of God Who hath mercy.