But ye are a chosen generation, a royal priesthood, an holy nation, a peculiar people; that ye should shew forth the praises of Him who hath called you out of darkness into His marvellous light: Which in time past were not a people, but are now the people of GOD: which had not obtained mercy, but now have obtained mercy. Dearly beloved, I beseech you as strangers and pilgrims, abstain from fleshly lusts, which war against the soul; Having your conversation honest among the Gentiles: that, whereas they speak against you as evildoers, they may by your good works, which they shall behold, glorify GOD in the day of visitation. (1Pe 2:9-12)
While we sojourn here we are to be His people, called out and separate, to show the difference that GOD can make in a sinner's life. To proclaim the miracle of the new birth that gives us, when we surrender to Him on His terms, a brand new life of discipleship and fellowship with Him that is abundant and everlasting. We are to tell all those around us, and those we meet, the Good News of Jesus Christ; as priests of GOD and strangers in a strange land. Not just about a destination in Heaven, but a joyous and eternal life that can begin now in a person who trusts His Word and receives Jesus Christ, The Son of GOD who is GOD the Son, who gave Himself for us and paid the sIn debt that we cannot pay.
For GOD is not willing that any should perish but that all would come to repentance and the knowledge of the Truth. Jesus loves you and wants to establish a covenant relationship with you that is real and personal. Trust Him for forgiveness of your sIn and the only Salvation by faith in His finished and perfect work on the Cross of Calvary, and He will bring you into His light, and you too will have something to praise Him about.