1 Peter 2:9-10
But you are a chosen generation, a royal priesthood, a holy nation, His own special people, that you may proclaim the praises of Him who called you out of darkness into His marvelous light; 10 who once were not a people but are now the people of God, who had not obtained mercy but now have obtained mercy.
As Christians, they now belong to God, who has called them into light and praise, as a priesthood to Him. Previously they were not His people but are now His special people because they have obtained mercy from Him. They are chosen, royal, holy and special. [The Bible Panorama.]
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