High Priest in the Bible

Biblical High Priest

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The Epistle to the Hebrews
Chapter 5

The High Priest in the Bible

Biblical High Priest Bible Study

Welcome to our Christianity Oasis Daily Bread study program. This is our very interesting ... The High Priest Bible study taking an in depth look into the Biblical High Priest in the Bible events and story. The absolutely awesome Biblical High Priest in the Bible message will truly bring a smile to the lips and heart and shine the LIGHT of Truth upon your be-YOU-tiful Christian walk path.

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Happy to have you back for more Daily Bread! Back in Chapter 3, you may remember that Paul said to think of Jesus as the Apostle and High Priest of our profession. Here he elaborates about the duties of a high priest, and you'll see that the high priests of the past, were also a "shadow" of the things Jesus did.

Hebrews 5:1-3

1 For every high priest taken [chosen] from among men is ordained for men in things pertaining to God [to serve God on their behalf], that he may offer both gifts and sacrifices for sins:
2 Who can have compassion on the ignorant [misguided], and on them that are out of the way [on the wrong path]; for that he himself also is compassed with infirmity [weakness].
3 And by reason hereof he ought, as for the people, so also for himself, to offer for sins. [Because he is weak, he offers gifts and sacrifices for himself also.]

Notice how the description of high priest fits exactly what Jesus was (except for the weak part). Jesus offered Himself as a gift and sacrifice for our sins, he had compassion on the unlearned, and those being led astray. And He was flesh and blood, so he understood the weakness of mankind.

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Hebrews 5:4-5

4 And no man taketh this honour unto himself [one may not volunteer for this], but [only] he that is called of God, as was Aaron.
5 So also Christ glorified not Himself to be made an high priest; but He [God] that said unto Him,

And He saith also in another place,

We'll be studying more about Melchisedek in the upcoming chapters of this letter to the Hebrews, so keep an eye out for that. Now Paul tells us more about Jesus' priesthood.

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Hebrews 5:7-11

7 [Jesus] Who in the days of His flesh, when he had offered up prayers and supplications with strong crying and tears unto Him [God] that was able to save Him from death, and was heard in that He feared;
8 Though He were a Son, yet [still] learned He obedience by the things which He suffered;
9 And being made perfect, He became the author of eternal salvation unto all them that obey Him;
10 Called of God an high priest after the order of Melchisedec.
11 Of whom we have many things to say, and hard to be uttered [expressed], seeing ye are dull of hearing [slow of understanding].

The Hebrews were difficult to teach. They were so attached to the old ways of thinking as a resulit of being raised with unmovable dedication to the Old Testament, that they had a hard time holding on to the understanding of the Gospel of Christ. They probably slipped back into their old habits frequently, so Paul encourages them to change their old habits by practicing their new ones.

Hebrews 5:12-14

12 For when for the time ye ought to be teachers, ye have need that one teach you again which be the first principles of the oracles [messages, sayings, Truth] of God; and are become such as have need of milk, and not of strong meat [like babies].
13 For every one that useth milk is unskilful in the word of righteousness: for he is a babe.
14 But strong meat belongeth to them that are of full age [mature], even [that is] those who by reason of use [by practicing] have their senses exercised [trained] to discern both good and evil.

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Many people are slow of understanding. We all have our moments. Christianity is a lifestyle that requires constant refreshing, maintenance and reminder. Challenge yourself to establish new good habits that strengthen your Christianity and glorify God, and also ones that help you to recognize and discern good and evil. Renew your mind daily. This could include more Bible study or a reflection of each day by writing a journal and documenting your daily trials and tribulations and how you dealt with them. Don't forget to write the good stuff too! For an interesting look at how to establish a new habit or break an old one, see The Mercy Seat in our Exodus section of Daily Bread. Can't wait until next time when we share more Daily Bread together, so hurry back!

There is a force out there that is attempting to overtake us all; it is Satan. There is another force that is protecting us from him; it is the Holy Spirit. It is a battle for souls. This battle is called Spiritual Warfare, and like it or not, you are right in the middle of it.

How to Prepare for Spiritual Warfare