To live as a citizen of the Kingdom, we must see ourselves in light of God’s Word concerning us. We who believe in Christ have been grafted into a Story so big that the entire universe and all of time will not contain it. We are now, by faith, recipients of the Kingdom’s authority and rule, baptized by the Spirit as members into the body of Christ. We have been granted an entirely new identity with a new nature, set free from the futility of empty religion and legalism, all in order that we might represent Christ in this world as his ambassadors and agents.
The Lord has given us everything we need for life and godliness (2 Pet. 1.3). He sent his Holy Spirit, not only to wash and renew us, but also to equip and empower us. None of us, in ourselves, are up to the task of representing Christ. God himself dwells in us both, as individuals and as a whole body. He outfits us for the work he call us to do.
Thank you, Father, for sending us your Holy Spirit. Spirit of God, equip and empower your people to do your will.
Weekly Reflection on the Priesthood of all Believers
Whatever the case, the activities of representation, peacemaking, and service (as part of a team) were integral to be both an emissary and a Hebrew priest.
~ Scott Breslin, Embracing Our Priestly Nature at Work: A Theology and Practice for Ordinary Saints. Eugene OR: Resource Publications, 2017. p. 32.
Let God Arise! Seasonal Focus
Enter the Priesthood of All Believers, 1 Peter 2.4-10
Breslin, Embracing Our Priestly Nature at Work
Our Corporate Disciplines
Book Discussion: Tuesday, July 5, 2022