Weekly "Call To Worship" Encouragement
For this week’s call to worship we will be reading from Hebrews chapter 7. As you read this passage, please think about Jesus as your savior.
17 For it is declared: “You are a priest forever, in the order of Melchizedek.”
18 The former regulation is set aside because it was weak and useless 19 (for the law made nothing perfect), and a better hope is introduced, by which we draw near to God.
20 And it was not without an oath! Others became priests without any oath, 21 but he became a priest with an oath when God said to him:
“The Lord has sworn
and will not change his mind:
‘You are a priest forever.’”
22 Because of this oath, Jesus has become the guarantor of a better covenant.
23 Now there have been many of those priests, since death prevented them from continuing in office; 24 but because Jesus lives forever, he has a permanent priesthood. 25 Therefore he is able to save completely those who come to God through him, because he always lives to intercede for them.
26 Such a high priest truly meets our need—one who is holy, blameless, pure, set apart from sinners, exalted above the heavens. 27 Unlike the other high priests, he does not need to offer sacrifices day after day, first for his own sins, and then for the sins of the people. He sacrificed for their sins once for all when he offered himself. 28 For the law appoints as high priests men in all their weakness; but the oath, which came after the law, appointed the Son, who has been made perfect forever.
How is it that we can come before a Holy and Righteous God? How is it that we can enter into God’s presence to worship? We have a High Priest, Jesus Christ. Really the scripture shows us that we have THE High Priest, the ONLY High Priest who has sacrificed once for all. He was the perfect sacrifice! Look at verse 25 and 26 again: "Therefore he is able to save completely those who come to God through him, because he always lives to intercede for them. 26 Such a high priest truly meets our need—one who is holy, blameless, pure, set apart from sinners, exalted above the heavens."
Please pray with me. Father in Heaven, we are so thankful for Jesus, our High Priest. Lord thank you for your sacrifice, thank you for your life, and for your intercession, and for your complete salvation. LORD, we worship you now, may it be pleasing to you, in Jesus name, amen.