October 22, 2018

Hebrews 5:1 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 sacrifices for sins.

The term “high priest” probably brings some strange images to your mind. I tend to think about Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom where weird High Priests cut our human hearts. In the Bible the High Priest was to, among other things, make a sacrifice for the sins of the people which included himself (yes, it was always a male). Whatever image comes to your mind, the thought here is that Jesus is not just the sacrifice for sin on the cross, he is also the high priest who is in charge of that sacrifice. You are cleared! Whatever you have done at any point in your life, no matter how bad you think it may be, it is erased by the goodness of God in Jesus Christ. You probably don’t understand that cosmic transaction that takes place between God and the High Priest. I know I don’t. That’s okay. I don’t know how the guy fixes my car, either. I just know that he does and am grateful for it. What does it mean to you that Jesus is your High Priest?

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