“Nevertheless, to remind you, I have written to you more boldly on some points because of the grace given me by God to be a minister of Christ Jesus to the Gentiles, serving as a priest of God’s good news.” (Romans 15:15-16 CSB)
A priest is someone who represents truth, performs functions prescribed by that truth, and serves the spiritual needs of others. He serves as a spokesman of the truth, an instructor of the truth, and as an intercessor on behalf of believers.
This is part of how Paul viewed himself in his apostolic commission. He was serving as a priest of the Lord’s gospel among the Gentiles.
Have you considered that this may be an approach the Lord would have you to take? Maybe all of us need to see ourselves serving in priestly ways in our fellowship. We represent Jesus and His gospel. We intercede on behalf of others before God when we pray. We speak the truth of the gospel to one another. We instruct others in the way of His truth, seeking to serve the deepest spiritual needs of those who know Him and walk with Him.
Today, may we all be encouragers of one another as we serve one another in some priestly way.
Lord, You give us one opportunity after another to serve You and serve others. Help us today to fulfill the role You have assigned us. Amen.