Day 329: Appointed (Ezekiel 34-35; 1 Peter 3)

In the United States, there has been a lot of noise about who the president-elect will choose to fill various appointments in the federal government. This is a big deal because the people who fill those positions will influence a lot of different policies the next few years. As such, we expect a lot from these people – we want them to be experienced in their field, competent and good.

But what about us and our appointments? In 1 Peter 2:8-10, it is written, “They stumble, being disobedient to the word, to which they also were appointed. 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; who one were not a people but are now the people of God, who had not obtained mercy but now have obtained mercy.”

We have been appointed to a position of royalty and to live out the Word of God. It’s not a position to be taken lightly, for it bears great responsibility. It’s a role played out in the public eye, for a world watches how we live as women who proclaim to be daughters of the King. We have been entrusted with something rare and pure – a Truth about who God is – and now it’s our calling to share that news with the world around us.

But our royalty isn’t like the world’s definition of royalty. For our King wore a crown of thorns and His Kingdom doesn’t diminish in value or fade away with time into a pile of rubble. No, our Kingdom is eternal. Our King is the Almighty and the creator of the universe. That is the kingdom we are heiresses to. That is the King whom we call Abba. That is what you were appointed to, and I hope you’ll remember that as you live out your life on this earth with grace, dignity, faith and a deep reverence for the One who took a chance on you.

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