Today you should read: Hebrews 3:7-4:13
You have the ear of the King of Heaven. He literally hears you when you pray. He loves talking to you. He cares about all of the happenings in your everyday life. He desires an intimate relationship with you. He wants you to bring your burdens and troubles before Him. Doesn’t that blow your mind?
None of it would be possible without a Great High Priest who paves the way for you.
One of the major themes in the Bible is man’s need for an intercessor. In the Old Testament Temple/Tabernacle times, there would be a high priest whose role would include intercession. He would make sure the sin-sacrifice was made the appropriate way. He would bring the needs of the people before the Lord. For us, that is no longer needed. Why? Because we have a High Priest in Jesus, and He permanently accomplished that role for us. Not only is He the Priest, He is also the sacrificial Lamb who made atonement for our sins. Hebrews 4-5 tell us that, because of this magnificent truth, we can now go before His throne. And we can do that boldly, not sheepishly. When we do, we find mercy and grace. We find the heart of our Heavenly Father.
Are you holding fast to your confession? Don’t let anything hold you back from taking your needs, joys, wants, and desires before God. He loves it when you do. Today, take His open invitation to “come boldly to the throne of our gracious God.”
Posted by: Todd Thomas