Heb 4:15 For we do not have a High Priest who cannot sympathize with our weaknesses, but was in all points tempted as we are, yet without sin.
The Book of Hebrews was written to…well…Hebrews.
It’s a book that challenges their belief in an old system.
Here it points to Jesus as a High Priest, a familiar term to any Hebrew.
And like the high priest of old, He understood the human condition probably better than they.
The high priest did not get out much.
Think about it – day in and day out sacrificing for others.
It never stopped.
It’s not like he could just say, “I’m taking the week off and going to the beach” or “I think I’ll go to a club tonight!”
He was confined to an important position 24/7 around the Tabernacle or Temple.
Jesus mingled with regular people.
He rubbed elbows with sinners and understood their condition.
The high priest, because of his position, did not mingle and did not understand.
Jesus understands even more because he was like any one of us.
He got hungry.
He got sleepy.
He got tired.
I’m sure He got dirty and smelled of sweat at times and needed to bathe.
His body was a frail as ours and bled and died.
But He did what the priest or you or I could not do and that is not sin.
And unlike the high priest of old that never finished his service, because tomorrow there are more sacrifices for sins to do, Jesus finished His service.
Heb 10:12 But this Man, after He had offered one sacrifice for sins forever, sat down at the right hand of God
What a great thing He did for us.
1 John 2:2 And he is the propitiation for our sins: and not for ours only, but also for the sins of the whole world.