King and Priest

2 Chron 26:18 They withstood King Uzziah, and said to him, “It is not for you, Uzziah, to burn incense to the Lord, but for the priests, the sons of Aaron, who are consecrated to burn incense.”

The king did not listen and broke out in leprosy for the rest of his life.

What was the problem? Uzziah was the king, not the priest!

Ps 110:4 The Lord has sworn and will not relent, ‘You are a priest forever according to the order of Melchizedek.’

Melchizedek was also king of Salem and a priest of the Most High God.

This is the other unique characteristic of this dynamic individual and one that is shared by Jesus.

In the Old Testament, there were kings and there were priests – but they were never the same person. King Saul offered a sacrifice and the kingdom was taken from him and given to David.

There is only One that deserves to be both King and Priest – Jesus Christ. And it is from the example of Melchizedek.

Uzziah and Saul needed to be what God wanted them to be but they tried to assume a position that was not theirs.

You, also, need to be what God wants you to be. If He has called you to only to be in prison ministry then you don’t need to be a praise leader in a church.
If your calling has you as a missionary in Mexico, then what are you doing pastoring in North Dakota?

You need to be where God wants you – doing what He has equipped you!

Abba, make me what You want me to be and put me where You need me to be. In Jesus name, YES&AMEN