“Priest”

It seems that sometimes the lines get a bit blurred.  It’s not always easy to tell the right thing from the wrong thing.  And sometimes in our society, we seem to fall back on some pretty easy excuses that let us further blur the lines.  The world likes to say that all is “meaningless”, and this meaninglessness gives us an excuse to just do whatever we want.  Is that really a healthy way to live your life?  The Bible teaches that one of the responsibilities of a “priest” was to help people figure out the difference between right and wrong.  Ezekiel talks about the roles of priests in the restored kingdom when he writes, “And they shall teach My people the difference between the holy and the unholy, and cause them to discern between the unclean and the clean. (Ezekiel 44:23)

Now even though this is talking about the responsibilities of a Levitical priest, the Bible tells me that as a New Testament believer, I too am a type of “priest” (Rev. 1:6).  And if I understand this correctly, this means that we have some serious responsibilities.  Is there right and wrong?  Does it make a difference how a person lives their life?  I think that God thinks so.  He has given us His Word to help us walk in the way that is good, the way that leads to life.  Sometimes I don’t always like the responsibilities I have, but I can’t shirk them.  I may not always be clear on the difference between clean and unclean, but I need to figure it out.  I need to teach it.  I need to live it.