But you are a chosen race, a royal priesthood, a holy nation, a people for His possession, so that you may proclaim the praises of the One who called you out of darkness into His marvelous light. 1 Peter 2:9
To be a priest in Israelite culture was a rare privilege. Firstly- you had to be a member of the tribe of Levi, and even then, you had to be a direct male descendent of Moses’ brother Aaron. Only these men had the privilege of offering sacrifices before God, and the high priest only allowed to enter God’s presence in the tabernacle once a year.
However, in Christ, every man, woman, and child in whom dwells God’s Holy Spirit is a priest, a witness, made holy by Jesus’ blood. We have the privilege in Christ of having “confidence to enter the holy places by the blood of Jesus” (Hebrews 10:19)
Your calling in Jesus is not to be just a tither, or an attender, or anything less than a priest of the Most High God. Praise God for his undeserved grace and calling!
- Alex Howard