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A Merciful Priest

Scripture

“So then, since we have a great High Priest who has entered heaven, Jesus the Son of God, let us hold firmly to what we believe. This High Priest of ours understands our weaknesses, for he faced all of the same testings we do, yet he did not sin. So let us come boldly to the throne of our gracious God. There we will receive his mercy, and we will find grace to help us when we need it most.”

Hebrews 4:14-16

 

Observation

Jesus understands our weakness because he lived as a human being.

Hebrews 2:17-18 says:

“Therefore, it was necessary for him to be made in every respect like us, his brothers and sisters, so that he could be our merciful and faithful High Priest before God. Then he could offer a sacrifice that would take away the sins of the people. Since he himself has gone through suffering and testing, he is able to help us when we are being tested.”

Only The One that was tested in every way, like we are, could become a merciful priest. Only The One that answered every trial with obedience could become the faithful priest without any sin.

 

 

Application

Because of our hight priest Jesus, and through Him alone, we can come to the presence of God just as we are. God will be waiting us with mercy and grace.

 

 

Prayer

Thank you Lord, that you accept us into your presence the way we are. Thank you for the sacrifice of Jesus, that took my shame and sins away, so I can have a relationship with you. Thank you.

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