Week 32: Friday

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.

Everyone entrusted with a duty must give an account for the execution of that duty. It is no different for us. Christ will ask for an accounting of what we have done with what he has given us. This is the meaning, for instance, of Jesus’s parable of the talents in Matthew 25.14-30. What will the Lord find when he examines our lives?

Merciful Savior, Jesus Christ, forgive us where we have been lax or negligent in our service to you. Help us to live as those who will give an account for our actions.

Friday: Jer. 49.1-33; 22.24-23.32; 2 Kings 24.5-9; 2 Chron. 36.6-9

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

Book Reading
Breslin, Embracing Our Priestly Nature at Work

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