Tuesday, December 03, 2002

Edifier du Jour-Hebrews 4:14-16(NASB)
14 Therefore, since we have a great high priest who has passed through the heavens, Jesus the Son of God, let us hold fast our confession. 15 For we do not have a high priest who cannot sympathize with our weaknesses, but One who has been tempted in all things as we are, yet without sin. 16 Therefore let us draw near with confidence to the throne of grace, so that we may receive mercy and find grace to help in time of need.
Been there, done that, got the post cards. He might not of been a slob, but Jesus was one of us for a time. That's the difference between praying to a distant God versus a living God who's put in a stint as a human. He knows what it feels like to be human. Yes, He would know that from designing us and understanding how the human brain works, but I think He might of gotten a special understand by being there as a person in person. Even if He knew exactly what being human would feel like, knowing for sure that He knows is helpful to the believer. Jesus serves as out high priest, with the advantage that he also serves as the sacrifice; he intervenes for us with the Father, blocking our sin from view via his own blood. We can take comfort that we got a down-to-earth Counselor who understand where we're at. We don't need intermediaries to deal with Jesus, the veil's been busted. Step on through and grab the grace that's there for the asking.

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