D. A. Horton continued to talk about the Gospel’s transforming power. Going through 1 Peter 2:9-10, he discussed the different parts of this paragraph in depth:
But you are a chosen race, a royal priesthood, a holy nation, a people for his own possession, that you may proclaim the excellencies of him who called you out of darkness into his marvelous light. Once you were not a people, but now you are God's people; once you had not received mercy, but now you have received mercy.
He discussed what it means to be a chosen race, a royal priesthood, a holy nation, and a people for God’s own possession. Because of this new identity that God has given us, we are able to proclaim the excellencies of God, to give him glory by being an image bearer. Satan will try to steer you away from God’s goodness. He has done this since the beginning of the world, starting with Eve, with these to lies: doubt God and doubt God’s goodness. But God’s Word is more powerful. Because of the Gospel, you were made a new creation now that you have received mercy. You were made holy to give him glory, to proclaim the excellencies of his name.