The author of Hebrews argues that Jesus is superior to Moses, since Moses was a servant while Christ is the Son (3:1-6). Thus, this book warns of the danger of unbelief and rebellion against Him (3:7-19). Christ offers a better rest than Joshua, and this rest is appropriated by faith in Him (4:1-13). As our great high priest in the order of Melchizedek, Christ is able to identify with the human condition because He suffered and “became to all those who obey Him the source of eternal salvation” (4:14-5:10).
Since Jesus was tempted in all things as we are, but without sin, He can sympathize with our weaknesses and we can “draw near with confidence to the throne of grace, so that we may receive mercy and find grace to help in time of need.”
READING of HEBREWS 4
Lord, Your word is living and active and sharper than any two-edged sword, and piercing as far as the division of soul and spirit, of both joints and marrow, and able to judge the thoughts and intentions of the heart.
Meditation passage for today: verses 2, 12-16
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