MORNING MEDITATION

“Jesus, The High Priest Who Meets Our Need!”

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“Jesus, The High Priest Who Meets Our Need!”(Heb.7:24-27)
The teacher said, “What you know can easily earn you a good job.” A little boy interrupted. “My brother said it is “who you know…” The teacher asked, “What’s your brother doing?” The boy replied, “Nothing!” “Why?, asked the teacher. “Because he knows nobody!”
We are getting used to the culture that unless you know somebody who knows somebody who knows somebody along the corridors of power, you may never get anywhere in life.
We believers have confidence in ourselves because we have a very top Somebody who knows the world’s Topmost CEO.
The Lord Jesus Christ is a priest who lives forever, “he has a permanent priesthood. Therefore he is able to save completely those who come to God through him.” He is a high priest who meets our need – one who is holy, blameless, pure, set apart, exalted above the heavens.”
In African Traditional Religion, just like in other religions, humankind are aware sin seperates them from the Creator. Animal sacrifice is believed to cleanse and purify humans and put them right with God. And so Africans know the centrality of animal sacrifice as far as cleansing and purification is concerned.
However, these sacrifices just like in Old Testament times are done repeatedly according to set times sequences.
The priests who perform the sacrifices are humans too, and so they stand in need of constant cleansing as well.
Jesus as the Christ makes the difference:“he does not need to offer sacrifice day after day, first for his own sins and then for the sins of the people. He sacrificed for their sins once for all when he offered himself.”
Those who plotted his death considered it a political expediency “that it is better that one man die for the people than that the whole nation perish”(Jn.11:47-57). They did not know that they were mere tools in God’s hands. God turned the story for our good.
We now have Somebody who knows the CEO. He is there making intercession for us, pleading our cases with the Father. He is “a high priest who meets our need – one who is holy, blameless, pure, set apart from sinners, exalted above the heavens.”
If we must be where he is, we should strive to be like him in working out to be holy, blameless, pure, and set apart from sinners; especially because he bore the burden of our sins to the cross.
Sunday prayer: Thank you Lord Jesus Christ for your atoning grace and redeeming love. Amen!
Have a blessed Sunday! Peace be with you!
Rev Babila Fochang.

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