GOD – Part 6
GOD as Pure Priest
Sunday, February 17, 2019
Hebrews 4:14-16, 9:1-28
Finally, let’s draw near to the throne of favor with confidence so that we can receive mercy and find grace when we need help.
Priest is not a term we consider very often unless we worship in a more Catholic or Orthodox tradition. For protestants, this title has been all but banned from our language. We see ourselves as people with a direct line to God. The Holy Spirit not only gave us God’s e-mail address, but also inside access to God’s cell number, Facebook account, Instagram, Snapchat, and whatever other social medium God might use to keep up with his beloved children.
Yet the writers of Scripture are clear that we are still in desperate need of a priest. That is why Paul writes to Timothy,
There is one God and one mediator between God and humanity, the human Christ Jesus, who gave himself as a payment to set all people free.
1 Timothy 2:5-6a