I love this verse. This verse that calls to those who are His to consider Jesus;
Therefore, holy brothers, you who share in a heavenly calling, consider Jesus, the apostle and high priest of our confession, who was faithful to Him who appointed Him, just as Moses also was faithful in all God’s house.
For Jesus has been counted worthy of more glory than Moses—as much more glory as the builder of a house has more honor than the house itself.
– Hebrews 3:1-3
If you move forward in Hebrews to chapter 7 it talks more about Jesus and lays out some precious truths about Him that are worthy of consideration;
This makes Jesus the guarantor of a better covenant.
The former priests were many in number, because they were prevented by death from continuing in office, but He holds His priesthood permanently, because He continues forever. Consequently, He is able to save to the uttermost those who draw near to God through Him, since He always lives to make intercession for them.
For it was indeed fitting that we should have such a high priest, holy, innocent, unstained, separated from sinners, and exalted above the heavens. He has no need, like those high priests, to offer sacrifices daily, first for His own sins and then for those of the people, since He did this once for all when He offered up Himself.
For the law appoints men in their weakness as high priests, but the word of the oath, which came later than the law, appoints a Son who has been made perfect forever.
Consider Jesus, the guarantor of a better covenant.
Consider Jesus, He holds His priesthood permanently.
Consider Jesus, He continues forever.
Consider Jesus, He is able to save to the uttermost.
Consider Jesus, He always lives to make intercession.
Consider Jesus, is our high priest.
Consider Jesus, is holy.
Consider Jesus, innocent.
Consider Jesus, unstained.
Consider Jesus, separated from sinners.
Consider Jesus, exalted above the heavens.
Consider Jesus, offered a sacrifice once for all.
Consider Jesus, He offered up Himself.
Consider Jesus, a Son who has been made perfect forever.
Of this idea of Jesus as our High Priest Spurgeon said;
“He had no predecessor and He will have no successor because He ever lives personally to exercise the office of High Priest on our behalf.”
There is no break in the continuity of the comfort and relationship with this High Priest. He ever lives to make intercession for us.
Therefore, since we are surrounded by so great a cloud of witnesses, let us also lay aside every weight, and sin which clings so closely, and let us run with endurance the race that is set before us, looking to Jesus, the founder and perfecter of our faith, who for the joy that was set before Him endured the cross, despising the shame, and is seated at the right hand of the throne of God.
Consider Jesus, the founder and perfecter of our faith.
Consider Jesus, who endured the cross.
Do you see these benefits that exist for us when we consider our precious Savior?
It is remembering the Lord Jesus that makes all the difference in a person.
It is by remembering Him that we run with endurance the race that is set before us.
By looking at the Lord Jesus we can see that God’s word is true, and that He and God are one.
In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. He was in the beginning with God.
All things were made through Him, and without Him was not any thing made that was made.
In Him was life, and the life was the light of men.
We see that Jesus’ sacrifice was acceptable to God. (Hebrews 9:11-14)
We have the assurance that death is not the end. (1 Corinthians 15:20-23)
We have the hope that He is coming again. (John 14:3)
We know the sinners will have to face the coming judgement. (Acts 17:30-31)
By considering Jesus we see less of ourselves and ever more of Him.Related Posts: