Updated on January 6, 2014
Chronological Bible: December 23, Your advocate before the Throne…
- Hebrews 5:1-8:13
“For every high priest chosen from among men is appointed to act on behalf of men in relation to God, to offer gifts and sacrifices for sins. He can deal gently with the ignorant and wayward, since he himself is beset with weakness…And no one takes this honor for himself, but only when called by God, just as Aaron was.” –Hebrews 5:1-2, 4, ESV
Among other things, God appointed Jesus in the post of our High Priest. The passage above describes the general responsibilities of every high priest. If a sinful high priest offers gifts and sacrifices to God on behalf of his people and handles gently those who wander, how much more will Jesus Christ, the perfect Lamb, do for you and I? In His perfection, He doesn’t just know a decent gift to get us through a situation. He knows the perfect gift, the perfect supplication needed to give us exactly what we need for every situation. He prayers on your behalf. He pleads with the Father on your behalf. Your High Priest knows your struggles, and as your Creator, He knows exactly what you need. Be inspired that someone who knows your highs and lows, your struggles and victories, stands before the very throne of God asking on your behalf and celebrating in your victories together.