28 In the same way husbands should love their wives as their own bodies. 29 For no one ever hated his own flesh, but nourishes and cherishes it, just as Christ does the church, 30 because we are members of his body.
31 “Therefore a man shall leave his father and mother and hold fast to his wife, and the two shall become one flesh.” 32 This mystery is profound, and I am saying that it refers to Christ and the church.
But you are a chosen race, a royal priesthood, a holy nation, a people for God's own possession, that you may proclaim the excellencies of him who has called you out of darkness into his marvelous light; for you once were not a people, but now you are the people of God; you had not received mercy, but now you have received mercy. a people for God's own possession." Verse 10a: "You once were not a people, but now you are the people of God." You are chosen by God; you are pitied by God; and the effect of that pity—that mercy—is that God takes you to be his own possession. The excellencies of his worth and purity in making us holy.
One day last week I when Noël and I were praying together, I found myself thanking God for the wonder of being a human. In other words he has given us our identity in order that his identity might be proclaimed through us.
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It was one of those rare moments—like a brief brush with eternity. He chose me and then drew near in mercy to help me and save me. The meaning of our identity is that the excellency of God be seen in us.
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