Over the last couple of years, I’ve spent more time in the Old Testament than the New. This has given me an appreciation for the Law, and the amazing detailed system God established to help all of us see our need for Jesus. I often think of the Law as a measuring stick to show how we as flawed people can never measure up. Hebrews 7:23-28, is a beautiful contrast of the old priest’s sacrificial system and Jesus’ one sacrifice for all. This section highlighted the limitations of human weakness.
I never lived under the Law as the Israelites did, but I had, in my younger days, association with cults. In my late teens and twenties when I felt the tug of God in my heart. In response, I connected with a couple of groups who taught, that believing in their prophets, and performing various deeds you can become righteous. Trying to achieve a right relationship with God this way is a heavy burden, and it is ineffective.
I love the reminder in verses 24-25, Jesus is our high priest his sacrifice is enough to save us.
24 But because Jesus lives forever, his priesthood lasts forever. 25 Therefore he is able, once and forever, to save those who come to God through him. He lives forever to intercede with God on their behalf.