1 Peter 2:5 New Living Translation (NLT)
5 And you are living stones that God is building into his spiritual temple. What’s more, you are his holy priests.[a] Through the mediation of Jesus Christ, you offer spiritual sacrifices that please God.
We are not only Daughters and Sons of the Most High King, but as believers, we are part of a holy priesthood; ambassadors for Christ! The prayers, actions and the words that we pronounce carry great weight!
In effect, through our faith and obedience, we have become the new “Levites,” the new assistants to our high priest, Jesus Christ. Interestingly, the Levites did not receive a large portion of land as the other tribes did, but it was said (paraphrased): “the Lord is our portion!” He is our part; he is our inheritance.
Jesus is our Great High Priest and he is the ultimate mediator between us and God. He has placed his Holy Spirit inside of us to make us an “alive” dwelling….not a dwelling made with human hands, but one crafted by the hand of the Master. Believe it and live it today!
- 2:5 Greek holy priesthood.