7 Trinity – Sunday
Daily Devotional Materials
Week of the
Seventh Sunday after Trinity
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Ye are a chosen generation, a royal priesthood, an holy nation, a peculiar people, that ye should show forth the praises of Him who hath called you out of darkness into His marvelous light. – 1 Peter 2:9.
Here on earth there is a generation, a people, that is gathered from among all nations. It is God’s chosen generation. All its members are spiritual kings and priests, who rule over devil, world, and flesh, and offer themselves a sacrifice to God. It is a holy nation, because it has the righteousness of God, and serves God with holy works. It is a peculiar people, a people purchased by God to be His own forever. It shows forth and proclaims by word and deed the excellencies of God, and spreads abroad the glory of His name. This is the generation, the people, which God has called, which by His almighty call of grace He has called out of the darkness of sin and unbelief into His marvelous light, the light of His grace which is in Christ Jesus, the light of faith in Christ Jesus. This generation, this people, is the whole Christian Church on earth, the true Christian Church, which the Holy Ghost continually calls by the Gospel, gathers, enlightens, sanctifies, and keeps with Jesus Christ in the one true faith. This is the one Holy Christian Church on earth, the communion of saints, the communion of those who are sanctified through faith in Christ. This is the generation, the people, which makes a joyful noise, and is glad, and sings: “Know ye that the Lord He is God: it is He that hath made us, and not we ourselves; we are His people and the sheep of His pasture.” (Psalm 100:3.) This generation, this people, is born through grace alone, and lives by, of, and to grace alone. It can tell and sing of nothing but grace. And what wondrous grace has been bestowed upon this people What a blessed people this is And you, O Christian, belong to this people!
PRAYER. – Thanks be to Thee, Heavenly Father and eternal God, that by Thy precious Holy Spirit Thou hast also called me to Christ, my Savior, and have made me a partaker of His salvation in faith, so that I belong to that chosen generation which is Thy holy nation and peculiar people in time and eternity. I pray Thee, Lord, to graciously bestow on me the gifts of Thy Spirit, that before all the world I may show forth the praises of Thee who so graciously hast called me out of darkness into Thy marvelous light. Amen.
Hymn 249, 1. 4. (ELHB)
- Source materials used for these Daily Devotions
- Read the KJV Bible Online
- Read the book of Psalms