Food Fit for a Priest

You are . . . a royal priesthood . . . that you may declare the praises of him who called you out of darkness into his wonderful light. — 1 Peter 2:9

  1 Peter 2:9

Here’s a question: What was the main job of a priest in the Bible?

The priest’s role was to serve as a mediator between God and the people, approaching God on behalf of the people and helping the people to receive God’s instruction and blessing.

The priests of God’s people were appointed to teach God’s law, explaining how to live in relationship with the holy God, turning away from sin and seeking to live God’s way. In Exodus 19:6 we read that God called his people to be a whole nation of priests so that they could bring God’s blessings to the nations.

In the New Testament, this same mission is given to the church. The church is made up of all people who follow Jesus, who is both our great high priest (Hebrews 4:14-16) and our Savior from sin (Matthew 1:21). By his death on a cross, he paid the price of our sin to reconcile us with God and to give us new life forever with him.

Through Jesus, God has provided for each one of us the way out of sin to full life.

Heavenly Father, when we eat the Lord’s Supper, recognizing Jesus’ gift of himself for our sake, may we know your justice and mercy so that we, your priests, may be enlivened to share your good news with the world. Amen.

Bible References

But ye are a chosen generation, a royal priesthood, an holy nation, a peculiar people; that ye should shew forth the praises of him who hath called you out of darkness into his marvellous light;

10 Which in time past were not a people, but are now the people of God: which had not obtained mercy, but now have obtained mercy.

And ye shall be unto me a kingdom of priests, and an holy nation. These are the words which thou shalt speak unto the children of Israel.

14 Seeing then that we have a great high priest, that is passed into the heavens, Jesus the Son of God, let us hold fast our profession.

15 For we have not an high priest which cannot be touched with the feeling of our infirmities; but was in all points tempted like as we are, yet without sin.

16 Let us therefore come boldly unto the throne of grace, that we may obtain mercy, and find grace to help in time of need.

21 And she shall bring forth a son, and thou shalt call his name Jesus: for he shall save his people from their sins.

Psalm 119:105 

Thy word is a lamp unto my feet, and a light unto my path.

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