Tuesday, March 06, 2018

Our High Priest

Have you ever encountered someone in authority who had no sympathy - no empathy - for the difficulty of the work you are doing? Have you ever had a teacher who seemed to have no understanding of the difficulty of the topic presented?

I had a chemistry professor in college who had no idea how difficult chemistry can be for a student who didn't understand it. He was snotty about it.  Arrogant. And that didn't make it easy to ask questions or to seek guidance.

Read this:
For we do not have a high priest who is unable to sympathize with our weaknesses, but we have one who in every respect has been tested as we are, yet without sin. Let us therefore approach the throne of grace with boldness, so that we may receive mercy and find grace to help in time of need.  (Hebrews 4:15-16)
Life is hard. Temptation is even harder. And yet... we have a Christ who has faced tempatation and understands it. A Christ who walks with us.

A Christ who makes it possible to approach God with boldness. It's not boldness that grows from our own self worth, but from Christ.

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