1 Peter 2:4-10 Reading the Passage

Your Christian Identity – 1 Peter 2:4-10

2 (4) Coming to him, the living stone—rejected by men, but chosen and honored by God—(5) you also, as living stones, are being built into a spiritual house to be a holy priesthood, who offer up spiritual sacrifices that are acceptable to God through Jesus Christ. (6) This is contained in Scripture: “Look! I lay a stone in Zion, a chosen and honored cornerstone; and the one who believes in him shall never be disappointed.” (7) Now the honor is for you who believe; but for the unbelievers, “The stone that the builders rejected, this very one has become the chief cornerstone;” (8) and, “A stone over which men stumble and a rock at which men take offense.” They stumble because they are disobedient to the word, to which fate, indeed, they were appointed. (9) But you are a chosen people, a royal priesthood, a holy nation, a people appointed to be God’s own possession, so that you might display the virtues of him who called you out of darkness into his marvelous light. (10) Formerly you were “not a people,” but now you are “the people of God;” formerly you were “those who did not receive mercy,” but now you are “those who have received mercy.”

Now proceed to the next section of this study, entitled, Exploring the Passage.