"As you come to him, the living Stone - you also, like living stones, are being built into a spiritual house to be a holy priesthood, offering spiritual sacrifices acceptable to God through Jesus Christ." (1 Peter 2:4 NIV)
There is an old adage that says: ”show me your friends and I’ll tell you who you are”. Today’s verse speaks about more than to resemble something. When we meet Jesus in the deep we are transformed. When we are saved we receive a part of His nature, become holy and are given the privilege to present holy offers that God wants us to accept.
God is holy and cannot have anything to do with that which is sinful. He has no patience for sin, but thanks to Jesus, we who from birth are sinful, still have access to Him.
Salvation is sometimes referred to as being born again. It is a transformation so all-encompassing as to be called a new birth.
Jesus You knew that man would break from the relationship with God due the fall of man. Thank You that You were willing to pay the price to have the relationship restored. Thank You that Your death on the cross is sufficient to allow me to live in God’s presence today.