THE WORD FOR TODAY
Hebrews 4-7 (Click to Read Today’s Word at Biblegateway.com)
Truth for Today
Hebrews 4:15 15 For we do not have a High Priest who cannot sympathize with our weaknesses, but was in all points tempted as we are, yet without sin.
I have performed a number of weddings over the years. My privilege has been to get to know the couple…discover how they met…what caused them to connect. More than once I have heard, “He gets me.” Or “She gets me.” It was their way of saying, “I love him because he understand me and cares about me.”
God loves us as well and guess what…”He gets us…” Scripture declares, “For we do not have a High Priest who cannot sympathize with our weaknesses, but was in all points tempted as we are, yet without sin.” Jesus in His humanity understands the struggle of our humanity.
Just think about it…we have a HIGH PRIEST who understands the view from ground level. He knows rejection because He lived through it. He understands temptation because He defeated it. He recognizes ulterior motives because He sliced them apart with His Word. He hurt when ridiculed…He wept when sad…He yelled when He was angry…yet in all of that He did not sin.
Later in Hebrews we are going to be encouraged to “enter boldly into the throne of grace”. Because we have a High Priest who understands our struggle, who knows our weakness…who feels our pain…so let’s come to Him and lay our tears, our hurt, our anguish, our shame, our pain and our very life at His feet in desperate need of His mercy and His grace.
So will you join me in the throne room that you may receive mercy and get grace for your hour of need?
Father, in Your presence I find hope and I praise Your name for You are God and You love me so much. Fill me with Your mercy and cover me by Your GRACE…In Jesus Name…AMEN!!!