Hebrews 5(2)…High Priest

"So also Christ did not glorify Himself to become High Priest, but it was He who said to Him, “You are My Son, Today I have begotten You.” Hebrews 5:5

The priests of Israel became so pompous and prideful that they considered themselves above the law.  Yet, the whole idea of a human priesthood was to protect the people from this very concept.  The priests should have first recognized their own weaknesses so that they could give compassion to others and reveal God’s heart to His beloved people. God showed the priests compassion and now it was their turn to give it.  This is our role as ministers.  We are to show grace and compassion because it is shown to us every day.  God loves and God forgives us.  How could we ever look down on another and not have the same compassion?

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