A radically healthy New Testament community is an awesome community. Read your “press release” from heaven: You are a special community—a chosen generation of royal priests, a holy nation, a special people. You have a special calling—to proclaim your praise of the One who called you out of darkness. Why? Because you have obtained mercy! (9-10)
If you want to follow Jesus, you must view your circumstances as His will for you, and confidently hope in His redemptive purposes to be revealed!