But you are a chosen people, a royal priesthood, a holy nation, a people belonging to God, that you may declare the praises of him who called you out of darkness into his wonderful light. Once you were not a people, but now you are the people of God; once you had not received mercy, but now you have received mercy. 1 Peter 2:9-10
These verses say so much. The people of God – those words are huge! We are set apart, we are not like the world…we are called by God to be members of his own kingdom, and to declare his praises…he saved us from darkness and hatred and envy and hostility, and brought us into his wonderful light! Not only did he save us from our sin, but ultimately he saved us from his own wrath! And it is not because of anything good we have done, because we were his enemy when he saved us. It is only his great mercy.
From enemies of God to chosen, royal, holy people belonging to God – that calls for lots of praising!