1 Peter 2:9-10, ” 9But you are a chosen people, a royal priesthood, a holy nation, a people belonging to God, that you may declare the praises of him who called you out of darkness into his wonderful light. 10Once you were not a people, but now you are the people of God; once you had not received mercy, but now you have received mercy.”
We know that all believers are saints, but they are priests as well. We’re told that we’re supposed to be good people, but we’re not given any instruction on what to do as saints or priests. First we must remember that we’re employed under the new covenant that is the result of Jesus’ ministry of reconciliation. The original priests, the Levites, were required to make sacrifices to pardon the sins of the people. Jesus, our new High Priest, sacrificed himself to end the need for any other sacrifices. In this passage we are to declare God’s praises, not identify and honor saints.