Royal Priesthood

Welcome back. 


We will continue our look at 1 Peter 2: 9 & 10, which go like this;


'But you are a chosen race, a royal priesthood, a holy nation, a people for his own possession, that you may proclaim the excellencies of him who called you out of darkness into his marvelous light. Once you were not a people, but now you are God's people, once you had not receive mercy, but now you have received mercy.' 


Last time we began to pick on the one metaphor of being called a 'royal priesthood.' Let's begin to unwrap that one a bit. Here, Peter is inspired to remind us that we are priests! Aside from the privilege of this title, what are the functions of a priest?


There are many of course, but the first is toward Abba himself. A priest, among other things is to worship, serve, and proclaim Abba. In verse 9, I used to limit 'proclaiming His excellencies' to mean telling others how wonderful He is. That is obviously included in this statement, but have you considered that it also includes bragging about His excellencies to Him? I believe it also includes reminding myself of His excellencies. Often when I find myself weighed down with my circumstances, the cares of this world, I find that I have been forgetting how wonderful He is and how committed He is to me. It does indeed improve my view of my circumstances, and as a result my attitude when I recall to my soul how marvelous He is. 


So, until next time, let's all spend some time telling Him how excellent, how majestic He is and also remember to remind ourselves of Our majestic King, who we get to call Abba. 





1 Comment;

  • Steven Broad

    I love your talk on I Peter 2:9-10. How cool to be a company chaplain! Please let me know when you are ready to retire. That sounds like a dream job to me. I would like to try to get some camo coveralls or bibs during the upcoming "garage sale". What do you suggest for best time to come, best way to shop, etc. My time is so limited, so it has to be a surgical strike. Thanks for any help or suggestions. Steve

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