But ye are a chosen generation,
a royal priesthood,
a holy nation,
a peculiar people;
that ye should shew forth the praises
who hath called you out of darkness
into his marvelous light.
1 Peter 2:9
If you are a believer, you are God's possession. You have been purchased with a price. He has called you out of the darkness into the light. You are set apart, holy....not because of your deeds, but because of what He did for you.
Charles Stanley says, "What makes us holy is not what's on the outside but who is on the inside."
He deserves our praise! He saved us from our sin! Recognize and confess your sin! Recognize He is sovreign and holy. Praise Him! Hebrews 13:15 says, Therefore, let us offer through Jesus a continual sacrifice of praise to God, proclaiming our allegiance to his name.
Shout with joy to the Lord, all the earth!
Worship the Lord with gladness.
Come before him, singing with joy.
Acknowledge that the Lord is God!
He made us, and we are his.
We are his people, the sheep of his pasture.
Enter his gates with thanksgiving;
go into his courts with praise.
Give thanks to him and praise his name.
For the Lord is good.
His unfailing love continues forever,
and his faithfulness continues to each generation.