#77 Priests and Disciples
Posted: Tuesday, May 23rd, 2017Print
About The Mystery of Discipleship Series
Jesus’ closest disciples were trusted to speak for Him and tell us His story. All are called to the mystery of discipleship, but the choice is ours.
Luke 14:33 NASB
So then, none of you can be My disciple who does not give up all his own possessions.
The priests of the Old Testament could own nothing, yet the best was theirs. They could own no land, but land was allotted to them. Others could own. Priests could not. The Lord Himself was their inheritance.
In the Old Testament, priests were born to the office and had no choice but to live under the law of the priesthood. Believers of the New Testament are offered discipleship as a choice. Yet it is still a ‘born again’ matter. When you are born again in Christ, you are destined for discipleship and priesthood.
All believers can come into the priesthood. All believers are called to be priests of the New Covenant, which is to say, disciples of the Lord Jesus. It seems from the Lord’s own words that one of the great conditions of discipleship – the IF and the pivot – is to “give up all his own possessions.”