Exodus 19:5,6 Now therefore, if ye will obey my voice indeed, and keep my covenant, then ye shall be a peculiar treasure unto me above all people: for all the earth is mine: And ye shall be unto me a kingdom of priests, and an holy nation. These are the words which thou shalt speak unto the children of Israel. 1Pe 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 marvellous light: In the Old Testatment, Israel was intended to be a "kingdom of priest". In the New Testament, we are "a royal priesthood". Is there a connection between the two? In what ways are we a royal priesthood? Are there specific responsibilities for us as being a royal priesthood?