Our Great High Priest
We have a great High Priest who has passed through the heavens,
Jesus the Son of God.
The book of Hebrews was written to a group of Jews who were exiled from Israel. The book was addressed to that Jewish community to encourage them in their walk with the Lord. While the majority of the book was written to believers to encourage them to remain faithful to their commitment to Jesus, this book was also written to unsaved Jews who have abandoned Judaism, but who have yet to believe on Jesus Christ. They are called upon to trust Jesus, to enter into His rest and be saved (Heb. 4:1-13). These unconverted Jews are called upon to escape Hell by coming to Jesus, the Messiah, for salvation.
The Jews who received this letter were used to gaining their access to God through a human priest, the writer of Hebrews wants them to know that saving faith in Jesus Christ provides believers with a High Priest (v 14), who is far better than any human high priest.
Do you ever need help? Do you ever face trials that threaten to overwhelm you? Do you ever go through temptations that appear to be beyond your power? We have a GREAT High Priest! He is Superior in every way. He is Sympathetic in every need. He is our Sanctuary in every trial.
Lord Jesus, You are my Great High Priest, and I need no other. Help me always to remember that I can turn to You at any time, and help me to point others to You too. Amen.