Recently, I have realized the benefits of being a priest. I think I carried a distorted view of priests, possibly because I connect the Pharisees of Jesus' time to this position of honor. However, in my study of the Old Testament, I see this as the more wonderful position.
As a priest, I am an avenue for God's power to flow into the natural realm. As God flows through me, my areas of weakness become strengths. The Wisdom of God flows into my decisions, His love flows into my relationships, and His good health flows through my body. For me, and those I care about, this is a huge benefit. These things cannot come from physical riches.
I do not want to take anything away from the wonderful fact that I am a king; I want to take advantage of everything Jesus paid for me to have. Comparing priesthood to kingship is much like comparing riches to wisdom. I have changed my focus and now I understand.
If you are like I was, change your focus too. I know when you do; you will begin to enjoy the blessings money cannot buy. I also believe you will see plenty of the things money can buy.