God Has Made You Part of His Royal Priesthood
Most of us wear a variety of hats: child, sibling, parent, homeowner, neighbor, employee, taxpayer, hobbyist, club member — and the list keeps on going.
If we’re a believer in Christ, we can add to that list. When we respond to God’s grace and put our trust in Christ, we become a “new creation” (2 Corinthians 5:17). And that’s not all. Through our faith, God declares us his beloved “children” (John 1:12). The Bible further identifies us as God’s “servants” (1 Corinthians 4:1), “ambassadors” (2 Corinthians 5:20) and “soldier[s]” (2 Timothy 2:3) — among other designations.
There’s one more encouraging identity to ponder. The apostle John, in the opening chapter of Revelation describes believers as “priests.” The idea here is that, just like the priests of the Old Testament, we have been set apart by God to serve God. We help others encounter God. That is our express purpose as a part of God’s “royal priesthood” — to live our lives fully for him.
God’s Promise to Me
*I have made you to be a priest so that you might serve me.
My Prayer to God
Jesus, thank you, not only for freeing me from sin, but also for granting me the high privilege of serving you forever. Let me begin by serving you this day.