One of the words about life in America that I have come to dislike is consumer. I wouldn’t like that word applied to me, as though my principal function on earth is just to consume, use up resources. It seems to define me as just another potential customer to someone who wants to sell me something, just a user of goods and services, just a me-oriented materialist.
God doesn’t want you to settle for being just a consumer of religion either. He has bigger dreams for you than simply to be a pew sitter, just a passive consumer of religious experiences, critiquing a Sunday service the way you and your friends might critique a movie. When you were brought to faith in Christ, you were drafted into God’s ministry organization with the title “royal priest.”
“To him who loves us and has freed us from our sins by his own blood, and has made us to be a kingdom and priests to serve his God and Father—to him be glory and power for ever and ever!” (Revelation 1:5,6).
Make it a priority to find out what being a royal priest means. Act like one.