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Bible Challenge – Hebrews 2

November 17, 2010 Leave a comment Go to comments

“We also know that the Son did not come to help angels; he came to help the descendants of Abraham. 17 so that he could be our merciful and faithful High Priest before God. Then he could offer a sacrifice that would take away the sins of the people. 18 Since he himself has gone through suffering and testing, he is able to help us when we are being tested.” Hebrews 2:16-18 (NLT)

In the Old Testament, the high priest was the mediator between God and his people.  His job was to regularly offer animal sacrifices according to the law and to intercede with God for forgiveness of the peoples sins.  Jesus Christ comes on the scene, stepping down from Heaven and to our world, to represent us on our behalf as our high priest.  Our mediator …. the person who stand before God on our behalf. Because he came to earth as a human being, he understands our weaknesses and shows mercy to us.  He has once and for all paid the penalty for our sins by his own sacrificial death, and he can be depended on to restore our broken relationship with God.  e are released from sin’s domination over us when we commit ourselves fully to Christ, trusting completely in what he has done for us.

Knowing that Christ suffered pain and faced temptation helps us face our own temptations.  Jesus understands our struggle because he faced the same things.  We can trust Christ to help us survive and overcome temptation.  When you face trials, go to Jesus for strength and patience.  He understands your needs and is able to help.

Today, when you are tempted, remember that Jesus was tempted also, but resisted the temptation.  Ask him to give you the strength you need to get past the temptation with out giving in!

When you read Hebrews 2 what speaks to you?

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