and you shall be to me a kingdom of priests and a holy nation.
Under the old covenant the intention of God was to make for Himself a people who were priests, ministering before Him day and night.
God wanted a kingdom (where He was king) of priests (where all people could minister before Him). This was, and still is, the heart of God.
But there are a problem. Exodus 20:18-19 says:
the people were afraid and trembled, and they stood far off 19 and said to Moses, “You speak to us, and we will listen; but do not let God speak to us, lest we die.”
The people rejected God’s call for a Kingdom of Priests. Instead they wanted priests who would minister on their behalf. They had that in Moses and Aaron and Levitical line. But this was not God’s intent.
In the New Covenant, the priesthood of Aaron has been abolished (Hebrews 7). Through Christ, all believers are a “royal priesthood” (1 Peter 2:9). But how often do we fall into the same trap as the Israelites?
It is easy to expect others to do for us, what God what for us to do.
“I don’t need to seek God, my pastor will do that.”
“I don’t need to study the Word, others will do that.”
“I don’t need to pray and intercede, someone else will do that.”
God is seeking a you to become a priest in His Kingdom. Let us say YES to Him today.
PRAYER: Father, thank you for your invitation to join you in your Kingdom as a priest. Thank you for Jesus who has made a way for us. I ask for your grace to enable be to walk in that today. In Jesus name, Amen.