Jesus is Our High Priest

Therefore, since we have a great high priest who has passed through the heavens – Jesus the Son of God – let us hold fast to the confession. Hebrews 4:14 HCSB

By Jewish tradition, the high priest was the highest religious authority in the land. He alone entered the Holy of Holies in the Temple once a year. Leviticus 16 tells us that the high priest would make atonement for the sins of all of the people.

This Scripture tells us that Jesus is our high priest. He is above all other high priests because He alone is both God and man. He represents humanity before God the Father and He represents God to humanity. Jesus also represents the love and forgiveness of God. Always at the right hand of God the Father, Jesus hears our prayers and continually intercedes on our behalf.

Challenge: Thank Jesus that He is the way that you can find hope and meaning in our world. Thank Him for paying the price for your sins and making it possible for you to have a real relationship with God the Father.

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