Please read Hebrews 4:14-16, and Hebrews chapters 5, 6, and 7. Come on back and let’s visit – does anything stand out to you today?
“that we may obtain mercy and find grace to help in time of need” Hebrews 4:16
In this sentence, the word “THAT” works like the word “BECAUSE”. It’s important to notice: beyond salvation, why did Jesus have to be tempted in all things? BECAUSE/THAT we need to know that help is available to us and that we are understood.
“Though He was a SON, HE learned obedience by the things He suffered” Hebrews 5:8
Even though Jesus was fully God Himself, He still took on our infirmities and all our temptations and He did have to suffer. We would be wrong to expect or even assume that we will get out of this life without sufferings. Growth comes through trials. (Will you allow a side note here? We make a mistake sometimes by thinking “if it’s uncomfortable, it must be wrong” or “if it doesn’t make me happy, it must be wrong”. We make a mistake when we think our comfort and happiness is the goal – our holiness and righteousness is the goal. Living a life worthy of our calling in Christ is the goal. Making it to heaven and communicating the Gospel to as many people as we can is the goal.). What an amazing example Jesus sets before us!