March 23 – LD 12, Day 5: Serving God as Prophets
Friday the 23rd of March
in Heidelberg Catechism Meditations
Hebrews 13:15 “By Him therefore let us offer the sacrifice of praise to God continually, that is, the fruit of our lips giving thanks to His name.”
The name Christian was most likely originally used in a derogatory manner for the followers of Christ. But, according to Acts 11:26 ,the disciples were called Christians first in Antioch. As those who confess to be saved by the wonder of Jesus Christ, we count it a great privilege to take the name, Christian, to ourselves. That name depicts the wonder by which Christ has taken us into His family and makes us partakers of all His blessings, including bringing us into His offices.
We are now made representatives of God in this world, and we who lost the image of God through the fall, are by grace restored into the likeness of Jesus Christ. We are made prophet, priest and king, in Jesus Christ.
How are we prophets? We are called to speak the truth, to warn those walking in sin, and to live out of the Word. We confess the name of Jesus Christ by spending time with Him in prayer and studying the Word to grow in our knowledge of God. We teach and train our children to love God and to walk in obedience.
Do you ever feel like you are not worth much? Do others mock you and make you feel small? Remember God’s word in I Peter 2:9 “But ye are a chosen generation, a royal priesthood, an holy nation, a peculiar people; that ye should shew forth the praises of Him who hath called you out of darkness into His marvelous light.” What a precious value has been placed on you! You are now a representative of God in this world, called to show forth His praise