12.15 Hebrews 5-7

Stephanie Hinsch


Hebrews 5-7

Summarize what you read in one paragraph:

The author is talking about how the Israelites have a high priest to offer gifts and sacrifices for sins, however, the high priest has to offer gifts and sacrifices for himself as well. No one takes on the honor of being appointed high priest by themselves, but God calls them. Christ was called by God to become a high priest and learned obedience from God. Parts of Chapter 6 talk about how to need to continually deepen our understanding of Biblical principles as we continue in our faith. Chapter 7 explains that Melchizedek was king of Salem and was a priest of God Most High, even before High Priests were established in the Levitical line. Jesus became a priest, not through his ancestry, but on the basis of the power of an indestructible life. The old system of priests was limited by human weakness because death prevented the priests from remaining in office, however, since Jesus offered himself as a sacrifice and lives forever, his priesthood lasts forever. 

What is one key verse?

“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.”  Hebrews 7:27

How does what you read change your vision of God?

These chapters help to clarify how the old order of the levitical priesthood compares to Jesus as being the ultimate high priest. 

How does what you read change your vision of yourself or others?

These chapters help me to clearly see how Jesus is able to intercede with God on our behalf, as the high priest.

How will you Go With God because of this reading? (What is an action step?)

I will be able to distinguish how Jesus is the high priest forever. These chapters also help to remind us that we need to continue in deepening our understanding and knowledge of Jesus’ teachings. 

Where did you see Jesus in these chapters? (What made you think about Jesus?)

I can clearly see how Jesus was set apart as the high priest.

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