Hebrews 5 — Jesus the Great High Priest
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“And no one takes this honor on himself, but he receives it when called by God, just as Aaron was” (Hebrews 5:4). The honor of serving in the local church is one that I’ve taken quite seriously and one that gives me great pleasure. Since the days of my youth, I’ve been able to serve God in many capacities, yet there are years in my history I do not want to comment on or try to explain. Indeed, “subject to weakness” (5:2) is a bit of an understatement. Thankfully, during these abhorrent days I did nothing illegal by earthly standards, but I must have broken God’s heart as I wandered. Earthly priests are prone to error, but Jesus Christ was above all of this “and was heard because of his reverent submission” (5:7) and “was designated by God to be high priest in the order of Melchizedek” (5:10). (We hear more about Melchizedek in chapter 7).
This is difficult to grasp, perhaps, because we do not invest time in understanding fully what God’s word provides for us. How can we still be in elementary school? “But solid food is for the mature, who by constant use have trained themselves to distinguish good from evil” (5:14). Lord help us to grow and mature so we may be teachers of your truth, not just theoretically, but actually teach and demonstrate what it means to have a complete faith in Jesus Christ. Move us to the next step!