40 “For Aaron’s sons you shall make tunics; you shall also make sashes for them, and you shall make caps for them, for glory and for beauty. 41 “You shall put them on Aaron your brother and on his sons with him; and you shall anoint them and ordain them and consecrate them, that they may serve Me as priests. 42 “You shall make for them linen breeches to cover their bare flesh; they shall reach from the loins even to the thighs. 43 “They shall be on Aaron and on his sons when they enter the tent of meeting, or when they approach the altar to minister in the holy place, so that they do not incur guilt and die. It shall be a statute forever to him and to his descendants after him.
The priesthood was a very special honor. As it says here, it meant you were anointed, ordained, and consecrated. You were set apart for God’s service. It ought to be a sobering thought then, that Paul says we are a “royal priesthood.” Who? All believers. We no longer have priests (unless you’re Roman-Catholic). We no longer need someone else to take our sins and sacrifice before God. We have direct communion with God. Wow. Wow Wow. That’s incredible. Don’t take it lightly.