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 (1 Pet 2:9).
Peter describes who we are to God. We are special. We are holy (1 Pet 1:15). We have purified our souls having been born again through the word of God (1 Pet 1:22-23; 1 Pet 3:21). Our conduct is honorable (1 Pet 2:12; 1 Pet 3:1-2, 16). We are tenderhearted and courteous (1 Pet 3:8). People of the world think we are strange (1 Pet 4:4). We love one another (1 Pet 4:8). We speak as the oracles of God (1 Pet 4:11). We are not ashamed if we should suffer for being a Christian (1 Pet 4:16). We are humble and submissive to one another (1 Pet 5:5-6). We know that God cares for us and we carry our troubles to Him (1 Pet 5:7). We resist the devil (1 Pet 5:8-9). We have peace (1 Pet 5:14).