Jesus our high priest

In my suggested bible reading the group of scriptures for September are showing who Jesus is. Today I read Hebrews 7. In the chapter the writer compares the priesthood of Melchizedek and Jesus. The writer also compares The priesthood of the descendants of Aaron to that of Jesus.

“The former priests, on the one hand, existed in greater numbers because they were prevented by death from continuing, but Jesus, on the other hand, because He continues forever, holds His priesthood permanently. Therefore He is able also to save forever those who draw near to God through Him, since He always lives to make intercession for them.

Hebrews 7:23-25 – NASB

Jesus is able to save forever those who draw near to God through him. He is fully engaged in my salvation and is interceding for me even now.

Sons of Aaron are also sons of Adam and have inherited our sin nature. As priests, The sin offerings they offered had to cover their own sins as well as the people they were serving but not so with Jesus.

“For it was fitting for us to have such a high priest, holy, innocent, undefiled, separated from sinners and exalted above the heavens; who does not need daily, like those high priests, to offer up sacrifices, first for His own sins and then for the sins of the people, because this He did once for all when He offered up Himself. For the Law appoints men as high priests who are weak, but the word of the oath, which came after the Law, appoints a Son, made perfect forever.

Hebrews 7:26-28 – NASB

Jesus is sinless. He offered himself once and for all for all of our sins. He is my high priest and he is Himself the sacrifice for my sin, for our sin.

Thank you Jesus.

Author: Peterloeffelbein

I am a man. I am an older man. I am a husband and a dad and a grandpa. I am a disciple of Jesus. Because I am a disciple of Jesus much of what I write is about him, and I usually end what I write with a question, do you the reader know that Jesus loves you? He does. He loves us all but he loves you specifically. He loves me specifically. What will you do with that information today?