But you are a chosen people, a royal priesthood, a holy nation, God’s special possession, that you may declare the praises of him who called you out of darkness into his wonderful light. (1 Peter 2:9 NIV)
There’s a song that we sang every Royal Day (or Salvation Day) at Vacation Bible School to celebrate the children’s new standing with God. Dressed in their adorable royal outfits, they pointed to their plastic crowns and joyfully sung, “I feel like royalty” (“Royalty,” Hillsong Kids).
As a royal enthusiast, I’m excited that from God’s standpoint, He considers me royalty. But as thrilled as I may be about the idea of being part of God’s royal family, I also realize the responsibilities that come with it. Like every other royal, I must walk in a manner worthy of my King, pleasing Him in all respects, bearing fruit in every good work and increasing in the knowledge of God (Colossians 1:10). Or to quote the apostle Peter, as a royal, my life should “declare the praises of him who called [me] out of darkness into his wonderful light” (1 Peter 2:9).
Are you living up to your position as a son or daughter of the King? Are you representing Him in a way that honours Him? Are you drawing royal enthusiasts? If not, it’s never too late to start now. Embrace your royal position and make your King proud.
As sons and daughters of the King, we must walk in a manner worthy of our calling.