Chosen, Royal, Holy and Special
There are four keys to your standing, both in Christ and in this world:
1. Know that you are a Chosen Generation: WHY WE STAND
Chosen means picked out, choice, select, the best of its kind or class, excellence preeminent.
2. Know that you are Royal Priesthood: HOW WE STAND
We are royal: kingly, and regal. We carry ourselves in a manner that faithfully reflects King Jesus.
3. Know that you are a Holy Nation: WHERE WE STAND
Holy is the Greek word hagios meaning “different” and “other than.” God is not "like." He is "other." Other people may follow the standards of the world, but for believers our standards are holy or other.
4. Know that you are His Special People: WHO WE STAND WITH
The value of a thing lies in the one who possesses it. An old violin in the hands of a master violinist becomes more special, and gains greater value. The reality that we are possessed by God raises our value many fold.
There is an expected outcome from your standing: