“Since then we have a great high priest who has passed through the heavens, Jesus, the Son of God, let us hold fast our confession. For we do not have a high priest who is unable to sympathize with our weaknesses, but one who in every respect has been tempted as we are, yet without sin. Let us then with confidence draw near to the throne of grace, that we may receive mercy and find grace to help in time of need.” (Hebrews 4:14–16 ESV)
Because we have a sovereign, all powerful high priest who is seated in the place of all authority at God’s right hand let us not grow faint, let us persevere in today’s difficulties and hardships. For Jesus is able to empathetically identify with our weakness and the brokenness of this world because He lived in it and experienced every type of trial and temptation that we experience and He never gave in to sin’s enticement. He overcame! Because He rules on high, understands our broken condition and overcame sin, we can confidently approach God by His grace and receive His mercy and grace when we are in need. We are privileged people who can approach the Creator of the cosmos and speak plainly and honestly without fear of punishment or retribution.