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 Gospel has been entrusted to us like a treasure put in a common breakable clay pot (2 Cor. 4.7). We join the great company of believers across the ages, and we guard the good deposit. We receive the message about Christ and his Kingdom. We faithfully believe, live, and teach this message in fresh and creative ways. We entrust it to faithful people who will guard it and entrust it to others.
God our Father, help us to be faithful with the treasure entrusted to us. Forgive us for the times when we are not true to your word, and lead us back to your Gospel.
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