Devotional for Saturday, March 8, 2014 / Sunday, March 9, 2014
Today's Prayer Note from The Navigators:
Military Ministry - Air Force Academy
Please pray for Navigator staff who minister to military men and women at the United States Air Force Academy in Colorado Springs. Pray that God will give them wisdom and understanding in their relationships with these young people.
The Priesthood of Believers
To him who loves us and has freed us from our sins by his blood, and has made us to be a kingdom and priests to serve his God and Father. - Revelation 1:5-6
Before the Ten Commandments were given, God communicated a powerful truth to His people. He said in Exodus 19:5, "Now if you obey me fully and keep my covenant, then out of all nations you will be my treasured possession. Although the whole earth is mine, you will be for me a kingdom of priests and a holy nation."
God told them plainly what He expected and required of them--obedience. Next, He claimed His sovereignty over all of creation and every man, woman, and child in it. His people were to be a peculiar treasure--a kingdom of priests to whom the oracles of God were given and through whom the Redeemer would come to bless all nations; a kingdom of priests who would be God's personal emissaries to the rest of the heathen world.
Christian, this is still the Lord's desire. His people--all of us--are to be witnesses and take the light of the gospel of the glory of Christ to those who sit in darkness and the shadow of death.
Just before His ascension into heaven, our Lord said, "But you will receive power when the Holy Spirit comes on you; and you will be my witnesses in Jerusalem, and in all Judea and Samaria, and to the ends of the earth." Not just the missionary, not just the pastor, but all of us--a kingdom of priests who are to spread the knowledge of God far and wide.
Lord, before You may I own my failures as well as my successes. Empower me to do Your will. Amen.
We are priests unto God, and His personal emissaries to the world.
The text for this devotional comes from the NavPress book Daily Discipleship,
which features devotionals taken from radio broadcasts by long-time Navigator LeRoy Eims.
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