Isaiah 66:21 And I will also take of them for priests and for Levites, saith the LORD. Create New Account. Why? Because the foolishness of God is wiser than men, and the weakness of God is stronger than men (1 Corinthians 1:18-25).
The Christian substitution of something else in lieu of the Jerusalem Temple was one of the greatest stumbling-blocks to the Hebrews from the very first. And this new priesthood, like the old, is no profane intruding priesthood like that of Core (Jude 1:11), but âholyââi.e., consecrated, validly admitted to its work.
He was a consulting editor to the International Bible Society (now Biblica) for The Books of the Bible, an edition of the New International Version (NIV) that presents the biblical books according to their natural literary outlines, without chapters and verses. These thoughts were often dwelt upon by the apostle Paul, and are here illustrated by Peter, evidently with the same design, to impart consolation to those who had never been permitted to worship at the temple in Jerusalem, and to comfort those Jews, now converted to Christianity, who saw that that splendid and glorious edifice was about to be destroyed. (See Hebrews 5:1, and 1John 3:16.) The very word implies that all Christians have not an equal degree of priesthood. In the same way, God says, He will establish justice so that all of the Judeans can know whether their actions are “within the lines” or not.
The only sense in which the term can now be used in the Christian church is a sense in which it is applicable to all Christians alike - that they "offer the sacrifice of prayer and praise.". Jesus is God's perfect, indescribable gift.
He is, in effect, a “living home plate,” and we are a “living infield” and a “living outfield.”, The Rev. In that manner. In laying the foundation, the builder must always look to the cornerstone and measure the placement of the other stones by it.
(See 1Corinthians 15:28.) He is not here, but is risen! For example, the blood of Christ by which were redeemed is precious.
Through the merits of the great sacrifice made by the Redeemer on the cross. Peter grounds his exhortations, 1Pe 2:2, 11, &c., on their conscious sense of their high privileges as living stones in the course of being built up into a spiritual house (that is, "the habitation of the Spirit"). (t) Neve Shalom apud Caphtor, fol. 4. It is because though He was dead He is now alive. The act or office of priesthood. One of these precious promises is that of eternal life.
Construct or confirm. I. As the temple, so also the priesthood, is built on Christ (1Pe 2:4, 5) [Beza]. (See 1Corinthians 15:28.) Where did John the Baptist get the idea of water baptism, and why was Jesus baptized? What does that mean?
Apparently a primary word; a stone. 2 Corinthians 6:16 And what agreement hath the temple of God with idols? The proper idea of a priest is one who offers sacrifice; but the ministers of the New Testament have no sacrifices to offer - the one great and perfect oblation for the sins of the world having been made by the Redeemer on the cross. From the same as oikodome; to be a house-builder, i.e. He is a living stone, v. 4 We know that stone, as opposed to plants, animals, and humans, is non-living material, although some stone may contain material that once was alive. By (or, through) Jesus Christ.âThe name again, not the title only. 2. The first notion of the priesthood of all believers is not that of a mediatorial system being abolished, but of the mediatorial system being extended: whereas, before, only Aaron's sons were recognised as mediators and intercessors, now all Israel, all the spiritual Israel, all men everywhere are called to be mediators and intercessors between each other and God. Those who are outside of Christ but want him to be a foundation stone rather than a stone of stumbling need to believe and obey Him. 1 Peter 2:5. There follow afterwards prayers, giving of thanks, alms deeds, and all exercises of piety" [Calvin]. There is the living sacrifice of the body. The business is not entrusted to a particular class to be known as priests; there is not a particular portion to whom the name is to be especially given; but every Christian is in fact a priest, and is engaged in offering an acceptable sacrifice to God.
But everyone who hears these sayings of Mine, and does not do them, will be like a foolish man who built his house on the sand: and the rain descended, the floods came, and the winds blew and beat on that house; and it fell. Christ is the only literal hiereus-priest in the New Testament through whom alone we may always draw near to God. ethereal, or a spirit, or supernatural, regenerate, religious. The writer of Hebrews reminds us that in running the race of this life, we should be looking unto Jesus, the author and finisher of our faith, who for the joy that was set before Him endured the cross, despising the shame, and has sat down at the right hand of the throne of God (Hebrews 12:1-2). Jesus Himself said, I am He who lives, and was dead, and behold, I am alive forevermore. The Spirit never, in New Testament, gives the name hiereus, or sacerdotal priest, to ministers of the Gospel. Set apart by (or for) God, holy, sacred. Ye also, as lively stones, are built up a spiritual house, to offer up spiritual sacrifices acceptable to God through Jesus Christ, Î±á¼± Î¸Ï ÏÎ¯Î±Î¹ Î±á½Ïá¿¶Î½ á¼ÏÎ¿Î½ÏÎ±Î¹ Î´ÎµÎºÏÎ±á½¶ á¼Ïá½¶ Ïá½¸ Î¸Ï ÏÎ¹Î±ÏÏÎ®ÏÎ¹ÏÎ½ Î¼Î¿Ï, Their sacrifices shall be accepted on My altar. by Jesus Christ—as our mediating High Priest before God. The Christian substitution of something else in lieu of the Jerusalem Temple was one of the greatest stumbling-blocks to the Hebrews from the very first. The idea of the Eternal Son occupying such a relation to the Father on the one hand, and to humanity and creation on the other hand, is really the same as when He is called (by an entirely different metaphor) the "firstborn of all creation" (Colossians 1:15). Compare the notes at Hebrews 13:15; Hebrews 10:14. Then, as they were afraid and bowed their faces to the earth, they said to them, Why do you seek the living among the dead? Welcome to Living Stones Bible Church! The foul lines are drawn out from the back of it. Christian houses of worship are never called temples because the temple was a place for sacrifice, which has no place in the Christian dispensation; the Christian temple is the congregation of spiritual worshippers.
To offer up spiritual sacrifices.--The new priesthood is not merely nominal; it is no sinecure.
From hierateuo; the priestly fraternity, i.e. Blocks of stone, granite, or marble are not hewn out of a rock mass easily. Why does Peter call Jesus a "living stone" and his followers "living stones"?
There are ministers, elders, pastors, evangelists in the church; but there is no one who is a priest, except in the general sense that all are priests - because the great sacrifice has been offered, and there is no expiation now to be made. 1 Peter 4:11 If any man speak, let him speak as the oracles of God; if any man minister, let him do it as of the ability which God giveth: that God in all things may be glorified through Jesus Christ, to whom be praise and dominion for ever and ever. Compare the notes at Hebrews 9:24-25; Hebrews 10:19-22. are built up—Greek, "are being built up," as in Eph 2:22.