Reflection on Hebrews 5:1-10

Scripture
Every high priest is selected from among men and is appointed to represent them in matters related to God, to offer gifts and sacrifices for sins.

Observation
Jesus is our great High Priest. Every high priest is chosen from men to stand between people and God. The high priest offers sacrifices for sins and also deals gently with sinners because he understands their weakness.

A high priest is called by God, not appointed by self through pride and ambition.

Jesus was appointed by God to be our High Priest. He offered up prayers and petitions on our behalf, and became our perfect sacrifice to give eternal salvation to all who trust in Him.

Application
Jesus is our great High Priest. He is the one to whom every high priest in the history of Israel pointed.

Jesus makes intercession for us, forever pleading His own blood as the means of our forgiveness.

Jesus is both the High Priest who brings gifts to God, and the sacrifice that is offered to Him.

Now no other sacrifice is needed because Jesus has paid for every sin of every sinner.

Prayer
What a wonderful High Priest you are Lord Jesus. Please help me to walk in obedience and fellowship with you. Amen.

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