In Ezekiel, the priests are described in great detail. In 1 Peter 2:5, the Lord’s people are described as “a holy priesthood, offering spiritual sacrifices acceptable to God through Jesus Christ.” This description continues in 1 Peter 2:9 – “a royal priesthood … a people belonging to God. To His people, God gives this call – “Declare the praises of Him who called you out of darkness into His wonderful light.” To be “a holy priesthood … a royal priesthood” is not only privilege. It is also responsibility. Concerning this privilege and responsibility, the Psalmist writes, “May Your priests be clothed with righteousness; may Your saints sing for joy … I will clothe her priests with salvation, and her saints shall ever sing for joy” (Psalm 132:9,16).
From my One Year Bible