Last in our review, and especially pertinent to our subject, is the
universal priesthood of the believer. In the Church Age, every
believer is a royal priest (1 Pet. 2:5,9) whose objective is to grow to
maturity (Eph. 3:17-21; 4: 11-16; Heb. 6:17-20). As one of the
sacrifices or priestly functions of the royal priesthood (Heb.13),
giving is a privilege of believers only; unbelievers are excluded
because they are under condemnation from God. While worship
is primarily the function of learning doctrine as taught by the pastor
teacher--it also includes praying, singing, observing the Lord's
Table, and giving among its authorized expressions.
" The Lord redeemeth the soul of His servants: and none of them that trust
in Him shall be desolate."
My Lord and my God! I claim You as the Source and Object of my life.
In Christ name I pray.