I love a phrase I read this morning in Hebrews 7:16.
“Jesus became a priest, not by meeting the physical requirement of belonging to the tribe of Levi, but by the power of a life that cannot be destroyed.”
I am deeply humbled when I think of how God is transforming me into a priest of the God Most High, not because I’m becoming more worthy but instead because of His power, His purpose, His promise and my desire to serve as a minister for His sake.
To think that Satan cannot destroy my life and my faith against my will — just as he couldn’t destroy Jesus’ life– is such an encouragement.
I was reminded by this verse of the passage in I Peter 2:9 of the mission of our salvation:
“…you are a chosen people. You are royal priests, a holy nation, God’s very own possession. As a result, you can show others the goodness of God, for He called you out of the darkness into His wonderful light.”
The power that cannot be destroyed — that which flows from the throne of God — is poured into surrendered Christians who are priests by means of the confession that Jesus is Lord.
Let’s live confidently and compassionately and biblically so that others see power compelling us that is greater than our own, keeping us going down the straight and narrow when others would have given up.
As always, I love you