The book of Hebrews begins with God is now speaking in His Son. His Son has become so much better than the angels by inheritance, having obtained a better name, “You are My Son, Today I have begotten You.” So great of a salvation in Christ Jesus, we are urged to pay attention unless we drift away. Eyes on Jesus keep us inside His fulness, eyes on circumstances we drift away from the greatness of salvation.
We see Jesus made a little lower than the angels for the suffering of death crowned with glory and honor. Jesus, by the grace of God, has tasted (eaten) death for all of us. God bringing many sons to glory through the captain of our salvation made perfect through sufferings. Jesus, our merciful and faithful High Priest, having suffered being tempted, can aid us when tempted.
High Priest at the throne of grace, Jesus can sympathize with our weaknesses and call us into holding fast our confession as we obtain mercy and find grace to help in our time of need. Jesus is the High Priest of our confession, so we must soften our hearts daily to hear His voice. This Great Salvation enlarges throughout the book of Hebrews. Each time with greater clarity, calling us higher into Christ, our High Priest.
Jesus is our High Priest, the author of eternal salvation in our obedience, hearing under Him, called by God as High Priest according to the order of Melchizedek. So much to say, but hard to hear when we become dull in hearing.
The circle begins again. The elementary principles of Christ are – repentance, faith, baptisms, laying on of hands, resurrection from the dead, and eternal judgment. From here, we can hear. Become enlightened and taste the heavenly gift, become partakers of the Holy Spirit, taste the good word of God and the powers of the age to come. Wow! So much more for us in Christ.
Patience. We need faith and patience to inherit the promises. God is faithful, He has promised, He has sworn by an oath to give us hope as a refuge and anchor both sure and steadfast which enters behind the veil. An anchor for our soul, where Jesus is our High Priest.
He blesses us. He is our better hope. He ever lives to make intercession for us saving us to the uttermost. And there is more…