1 Peter 2:5
Ye also, as lively stones, are built up a spiritual house, a holy priesthood, to offer up spiritual sacrifices, acceptable to God by Jesus Christ.
Our scripture text answers the implied question of who are the lively stones of God's spiritual house, which are all believers. Jesus Christ is the head corner stone of His spiritual house-the church and believers are the lively stones that make up the church. This is the organism component or invisible part of Christ's church.
Believers are priests in that we have been sanctified by Christ through His shed blood that we can offer sacrifices of praise unto Him as well as have direct access to God the Father. This was made possible through Christ's atoning works on Calvary's cross.
Being members of Christ's spiritual house, we as believers who are now inducted into the priesthood we are to live holy lives before God while manifesting the holiness of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ.
Being a royal priest in Christ's spiritual house we as believers are to offer intercessory prayers for others as well as self and one another. We are to proclaim the Word of God to all lost souls the world over. More importantly, as priests in Christ's spiritual house we are to serve Him with our whole hearts and be willing to provide physical service when needed to whomever is in need. In serving Christ we are to present our bodies as instruments of righteousness because our righteousness is in Christ Jesus our Lord and Savior.
Believers, we are the lively stones in Christ's spiritual house and will be with Him when He returns to reign forever.
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