2015-11-09 - What Would a Biblical Author Say?
During the days of Jesus’ life on earth, he offered up prayers and petitions with fervent cries and tears to the one who could save him from death, and he was heard because of his reverent submission. Son though he was, he learned obedience from what he suffered and, once made perfect, he became the source of eternal salvation for all who obey him and was designated by God to be high priest in the order of Melchizedek. (Hebrews 5:7-10)
Jesus is the ultimate high priest. A high priest offers gifts and sacrifices to the Lord, on others' behalf. Jesus took the call a step further, and became the sacrifice offered up to the Lord for our sins. Jesus, the perfect Savior, is not like a mortal high priest, who makes atonement for his own sins and those of others.
We can trust Jesus with our sins and failures. He's not going to judge us by our confessions. Jesus wants us to come to Him; He will not turn us away. He holds the key to having a right standing with God. Spending time with the Lord allows us to triumph.
Lord, May we be obedient to the calling You have placed on our lives. In Jesus' name, Amen.
All scripture references are from the New International Version (NIV) unless otherwise noted.