Today’s Reading | Hebrews 4:14-5:10
Our High Priest
In these next few chapters, the author writes about Jesus being our High Priest. Why is it important for us to understand this truth? The answer is important in order to properly understand Scripture. In the Old Testament, people needed a mediator between God and themselves, someone who would go to God on their behalf. Under the New Covenant, Jesus Christ became that person. We are under the New Covenant and therefore, do not need to go to a priest for forgiveness. We can go directly to Jesus Christ. We do not need to ask a priest to talk to God on our behalf. Jesus Christ is our High Priest and He does that for us. While there are other religions today who still believe one must go to God through a human priest, this section of Scripture makes it clear that this position is not Biblical. Jesus Christ was God who became a man. He was our High Priest and offered Himself as our sacrifice. His sacrifice was all that was needed to provide us access to God. He now sits at the right hand of God, interceding for us. When we want to confess sin or need help, we go to Him. He is our High Priest. Are you getting to know Him more?
Observation: What do I see?
Interpretation: What does it mean?
Application: How does it apply to me?
Implementation: What do I do?