Thursday, January 7, 2010

Jesus, our High Priest

I'm just going to post these scriptures (one I read in my One Year Bible and the one that it made me think of) and let them preach for themselves. :)

Job talks to his friends while suffering from painful sores all over his body and grieving the loss of his family and wealth:

[God] is not a man like me that I might answer him,
that we might confront each other in court.
If only there were someone to arbitrate between us,
to lay his hand upon us both,
someone to remove God's rod from me,
so that his terror would frighten me no more.
Then I would speak up without fear of him,
but as it now stands with me, I cannot.

Job 9:32-35

From the New Testament:

Therefore, since we have a great high priest who has gone through the heavens, Jesus the Son of God, let us hold firmly to the faith we profess. For we do not have a high priest who is unable to sympathize with our weaknesses, but we have one who has been tempted in every way, just as we are--yet was without sin. Let us then approach the throne of grace with confidence, so that we may receive mercy and find grace to help us in our time of need.

Hebrews 4:14-16


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