Verse: Hebrews 4:14-16
“Since then we have a great high priest who has passed through the heavens, Jesus, the Son of God, let us hold fast our confession. For we do not have a high priest who is unable to sympathize with our weaknesses, but one who in every respect has been tempted as we are, yet without sin. Let us then with confidence draw near to the throne of grace, that we may receive mercy and find grace to help in time of need.”
This passage speaks to the heart of the Christian faith, reminding us of the central role that Jesus plays in our relationship with God. As our great high priest, Jesus has passed through the heavens and sits at the right hand of the Father, stepping in on our behalf. He is not distant or disengaged, but rather intimately aware of our struggles and weaknesses.
Jesus was tempted in every way that we are, yet he remained sinless. This means that Jesus can truly empathize with us and offer us the help and support that we need when we are facing difficult times.
The passage also reminds us of the power of prayer. Because of Jesus' sacrifice on our behalf, we can approach God's throne of grace with confidence, knowing that we will receive mercy and find grace to help in our time of need. This is a powerful promise that should encourage us to come before God with open hearts and minds, trusting in his love and provision.
So let us hold fast to our faith in Jesus, our great high priest. Let us approach God's throne of grace with confidence, knowing that we will receive the mercy and grace that we need to face the challenges of life. And let us always remember that we serve a God who loves us deeply and desires to be intimately involved in every aspect of our lives.