40 DAYS OF DEVOTION
WHO IS HE?
He is Our Great High Priest – “Holy brethren, consider Jesus, the Apostle and High Priest of our confession. He had to be make like His brethren in all things, that He might become a merciful and faithful high priest. He can sympathize with our weaknesses. Since He was tempted in that which He has suffered, yet without sin, He is able to come to the aid of those who are tempted. He sacrificed Himself for the sins of the people. Through His death, He brought a better hope, a better covenant and better promises. He also rendered powerless the devil, who had the power of death, and delivered those who through fear of death were subject to slavery all their lives. It is fitting that we should have such a high priest, holy, innocent, undefiled, separated from sinners and exalted above the heavens. He has taken His seat at the right hand of the throne of the Majesty in the heavens. He abides forever, living to make intercession for all who draw near to God (Heb. 3:1, 2:18, 4:15, 2:18, 17, 7:19, 22, 8:6, 2:16, 4:14, 7:26, 8:1, 7:25).
WHO ARE WE?
We Draw Near to Him – “Therefore, since we have a Great High Priest who has passed through the heavens, Jesus the Son of God, let us hold fast our confession. Let us draw near with confidence to His throne of grace, that we may receive mercy and may find grace to help in time of need. We have confidence to enter the holy place by the blood of Jesus. See to it that no one comes short of the grace of God, that no root of bitterness springs up, defiling many. Rather, let us draw near with a sincere heart in full assurance of faith. Let us not forsake the assembling ourselves together. Let us encourage one another. Let us consider how to stimulate one another to love and good deeds. Let us hold fast the confession of our hope without wavering, for He who promised us is faithful” (Heb 4:14, 16, 10:19, 12:15, 10:22, 25, 24, 23).