“…You are royal priests, a holy nation, God’s very own possession. As a result, you can show others the goodness of God, for he called you out of the darkness into his wonderful light.” (1 Peter 2:9, NLT).
Many Christians have heard a sermon or two about this passage but miss its significance. Note the implications in Peter’s words, especially in light of what has been already said about Jesus’ actions in the Temple and its imminent destruction:
“You are royal priests.”
Let that sink in for a minute.
You are royal priests.
Priest-Kings, of a new Temple, centered on Jesus and embodied in his Church.
What does that say to you about your role, and your authority, as the Priesthood of Believers?
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