Hebrews 2:17

serveimage-1For this reason he had to be made like them, fully human in every way, in order that he might become a merciful and faithful high priest in service to God, and that he might make atonement for the sins of the people.

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3 thoughts on “Hebrews 2:17”

  1. This is a good one, lots of subjects to bring up – but it reminded me of a conversation I had with a believer when I was a “backslider” and in total unbelief. I was asking this guy to make “the cross” make sense to me, to explain propitiation. He proceeded to give me the death sentence analogy in which Jesus Christ has volunteered to take my place in the electric chair. I couldn’t understand how any court or judge would accept this deal… how is it justice if the actual offender isn’t the one getting the consequence of their crime?
    Now that I’m back in faith with the proverbial veil lifted, I marvel at what I see… the whole plan – past, present, and future – that God has for humans is the most beautiful, mathematical equation for salvation and perfection.
    So I was thinking of a better analogy to offer to inquiring minds: you’re being convicted of a capital crime and the judge is the victim of the crime. Then you discover that the judge is your father. The judge loves you and because you feel shame for your crime, confessed to your crime, asked your father to forgive you, and have also returned to your father in your heart. By that I mean that you love Him, have given your heart to him and want to be in his care forever. So, because your father, the king & judge of your trial, loves you and forgives you… he not only pardons you, but he takes your punishment for you… that part is just, only because it’s the king, the judge, your creator who is the one taking your place. No one else can propitiate, no one else has the power to restore you to himself.

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    1. People like I was, who can’t see the logic of Jesus Christ’s suffering, who can’t see how that could have possibly been for me personally… people like that have either not been granted any amount of faith or they have simply rejected it. They are the ones that the Lord is reaching out to, but they don’t want Jesus, they don’t want His salvation, they treat the Blood of Jesus as a common, unholy thing (Hebrews 10:29).

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