Call to Priesthood

But you are a chosen generation, a royal priesthood, a holy nation, His own special people, that you may proclaim the praises of Him who called you out of darkness into His marvelous light
1 Pet 2:9

God calls us to be priests unto Him.
What did priests do in the Old Testament?
They ministered in the Sanctuary.
What is the Sanctuary?
The place where God was present.
The priests were in His presence.
Similarly, no matter how busy we are with work, family, ministry or even relationship, we must always set aside time to seek and enjoy His presence.
It will be ironic for a priest to be so distant from God.

What else did the priests do?
They carried the Ark of Covenant wherever the children of Israel moved around.
What is the Ark of the Covenant?
A representation of the presence of God.
Similarly, after we draw near to God, we are to bring His presence wherever we are.
If there is quarrel, we bring peace.
If there is discouragement, we bring encouragement.
If there is poor morality, we bring the biblical standard of morality.
As we bring the presence of God, the people around us, especially the unbelievers, will draw near to God too.

Let us now examine ourselves.
So far, how is our response to this call of priesthood?

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Posted February 11, 2017 by Jefri Yue Fei 吴岳飞 in Verse of the Day

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