5 Every high priest is selected from among the people and is appointed to represent the people in matters related to God, to offer gifts and sacrificesfor sins. 2 He is able to deal gently with those who are ignorant and are going astray, since he himself is subject to weakness. 3 This is why he has to offer sacrifices for his own sins, as well as for the sins of the people. 4 And no one takes this honor on himself, but he receives it when called by God, just as Aaron was.
5 In the same way, Christ did not take on himself the glory of becoming a high priest. But God said to him,
“You are my Son;
today I have become your Father.”[a]
6 And he says in another place,
“You are a priest forever,
in the order of Melchizedek.”[b]
7 During the days of Jesus’ life on earth, he offered up prayers and petitionswith fervent cries and tears to the one who could save him from death, and he was heard because of his reverent submission. 8 Son though he was, he learned obedience from what he suffered 9 and, once made perfect, he became the source of eternal salvation for all who obey him 10 and was designated by God to be high priest in the order of Melchizedek.
Warning Against Falling Away
11 We have much to say about this, but it is hard to make it clear to you because you no longer try to understand. 12 In fact, though by this time you ought to be teachers, you need someone to teach you the elementary truthsof God’s word all over again. You need milk, not solid food! 13 Anyone who lives on milk, being still an infant, is not acquainted with the teaching about righteousness. 14 But solid food is for the mature, who by constant use have trained themselves to distinguish good from evil.
We continue to look at how Jesus is our greatest high priest and He will lead us forward.
He obeyed when he was alone in private and secretly, not only that he was obedient to his Father and rightful human authority.
Jesus obeyed in all things until the end.
He knew how difficult it was to go through life. He was shamed, scorned, tempted that’s why he’s so sympathetic to us. He obeyed in an ordinary life as a child, teen and young man. He went through it… the good, the bad, and the ugly things about our earthly life. The rejoicing, The suffering, the trials, the heartbreaks, the illnesses so he could communicate and relate to us. Jesus pleads with us please come and find rest in me.
“If you are tired from carrying heavy burdens, come to me and I will give you rest.”
Matthew 11:28 CEV
Don’t let selfishness get in the way of your relationship with Jesus. Give him the time he deserves as the Holy Spirit feeds us and works through us. Mature in your walk with him and dig in to the meat of what he has to offer. We can’t drink milk forever. 👶🏻
Experience everything that God has for you. I know at times we get mad at God, we block him out, we have selective hearing and dull our ears to what he saying because we think we have a better answer. It’s not an ear problem it’s a heart problem. When we fail to mature in Christ we allow selfishness and pride to get in the way of our relationship with him. Don’t block God out! Draw close to him and he will draw close to you. Don’t allow your pride to keep you from Jesus.
Jesus can talk you off the ledge, embrace you with loving arms, and give you grace and peace. He will rejoice with you, for you and cry with you too. He will help you endure it all. Jesus are perfect priest. The perfect mediator.