This message continues to illustrate the identities and lives of both priests and firstborns. The Father set the Lord as our high priest; the Lord has perfected us and brought us before God. The Lord has caused us to be the closest to the Father and most deeply enjoy His love.
In the Old Testament times, the head of the household was like the priest of the family. Later, God chose the tribe of Levi — the male offspring of Aaron — to be priests and to bring people before Him. Today, we as believers are a royal priesthood.
To live the life of a firstborn, we must first live the life of a priest. How? We must draw near to God and experience Him daily, offer ourselves to God as living sacrifices, be full of praises to Him, preach the gospel, share the truth to others, and bless and pray for others.