Digging in Deeper: Hebrews 4:14-16

“Since then we have a great high priest who has passed through the heavens, Jesus, the Son of God, let us hold fast our confession.  For we do not have a high priest who is unable to sympathize with our weaknesses, but one who in every respect has been tempted as we are, yet without sin.  Let us then with confidence draw near to the throne of grace, that we may receive mercy and find grace to help in time of need.”  (ESV – Read the chapter)

These are some incredibly powerful truths here.  Let’s treat them in order. Read the rest…

Morning Musings: Hebrews 10:22-23

“…let us draw near with a true heart in full assurance of faith, with our hearts sprinkled clean from an evil conscience and our bodies washed with pure water.  Let us hold fast the confession of our hope without wavering, for he who promised is faithful.”  (ESV – Read the chapter)

This is the tail end of an incredible argument that has stretched on for several chapters focused on the greatness of Jesus, our high priest.  He is infinitely superior to the old system of priests and sacrifices that had been laid out under the law of the old covenant.  Because of Him, through Him, we draw near to God with boldness and confidence of being received. Read the rest…