While we wait for the blessed hope – the glorious appearing of our great God and Savior, Jesus Christ, who gave himself for us to redeem us from all wickedness and to purify for himself a people that are his very own, eager to do what is good.
Jesus gave Himself to redeem and to purify a people that were His very own. Think of the different nationalities, and what sets them apart in our world. Aside from language differences – French, German Chinese – there are cultural difference, Native Americans, Japanese, Mexican. Jesus has redeemed a people for Himself that He wants to be different in language and customs. His people will speak the language of love and grace, and be characterized by a culture of eagerness to do good works. We will not only stand out among the nations because of our language and customs, we will be a testimony to the One Who redeemed us.