Hebrews: A 28-Day Musical Devotional-Day 10

Peace on Earth … / A Conversation 

The author picks back up on the exposition, continuing where he left off at the end of chapter 2 about the incarnation of Christ. Here, he begins the next major section of the letter: Jesus’ appointment as a high priest (4:14-5:10; 7:1-28). 

Sometimes reading about priests and high priests in the Bible can get confusing, so allow me to give some context. Priests in Israel came from the tribe of Levi. Their job was to offer various sacrifices for the daily sins of the people. From among these Levitical priests, one man was selected to serve as the high priest. His biggest responsibility was to offer the Day of Atonement sacrifice once a year; he would enter the holiest part of the tabernacle and make an offering for all the sins the people had committed throughout the year.

Today’s passage builds on these themes of priesthood and applies them to Christ. There are two sections: 4:14-16 (“Peace on Earth…”) and 5:1-10 (“A Conversation”). Transitional in its function, the first section tells us that since we have a great high priest in heaven, we can and should draw near to the throne of God. The second part begins with a discussion of high priests in general, emphasizing their duties, their selection from among men, and their solidarity with mankind. The writer then shows that Jesus not only meets these qualifications of a high priest, but he is also a better high priest than the Levites because (1) he doesn’t have to offer a sacrifice for his own sins (Jesus has never sinned); (2) he is a priest according to the order of Melchizedek (not Levi); and (3) unlike the Levites, he will never die. Before the author can dig in to those last two points, he calls an unexpected timeout …

*For further reading in the Bible: Hebrews 4:14 – 4:16 Hebrews 5:1 – 5:10

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Author: Dave Yauk

Dave Yauk is first a foremost a follower of Jesus. He is Husband to Katie, and Father to 4 wonderful children (Naomi, Jesse, Levi, and Analise). Dave's primary passion is to seek after Gods Glory in all things, and in his contribution you'll find he holds a passion for Theology and all things Beautiful as seen in the Creator, Creativity, Character and Culture. Dave has been privileged to do ministry in over 17 countries. This has been his primary means of education and learning as a follower of Jesus. However, Dave has also had the honor of getting a B.A. from Colorado Christian University in Organizational Management and Christian Leadership, a Master's in Divinity from Liberty University, and a Doctorate in Worship Studies from I.W.S. Dave owns the Garden City Project (an online collaborative marketplace for Christian artists and innovators), Finale School of Music, and teaches online guitar for Jamplay.com. He is also a Professor of Theology, Worship and Missiology at Visible Music College and Grand Canyon University.

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