You would go crazy if you ever stepped back from the fast and furious lists of moral imperatives and stared Christ right in the face, even briefly. The number of people calling themselves believers and distancing themselves from the gospel and the more sure prophetic word is being revealed as the huge multitude on the broad road.
We have a high priest
We do not read the book of Hebrews and come away telling ourselves that God sent his own Son in order to establish the conventions of the levitical system. As surely as David’s lord – the expected priest-king – belongs to an order outside the Jewish tradition, the glory and benefits of which fade into irrelevance for the human family.
High Priest #1
Therefore, since we have a great high priest who has passed through the heavens, Jesus the Son of God, let us hold fast our confession.
High Priest #2
Now the main point in what has been said is this: we have such a high priest, who has taken His seat at the right hand of the throne of the Majesty in the heavens,
High Priest #3
21. and since we have a great priest over the house of God, 22. let us draw near with a sincere heart in full assurance of faith, having our hearts sprinkled clean from an evil conscience and our bodies washed with pure water.
A Soul Anchor
This hope we have as an anchor of the soul, a hope both sure and steadfast and one which enters within the veil,
19. Therefore, brethren, since we have confidence to enter the holy place by the blood of Jesus, 20. by a new and living way which He inaugurated for us through the veil, that is, His flesh,
No single operative can demand our undivided attention!
A cloud of witnesses
Therefore, since we have so great a cloud of witnesses surrounding us, let us also lay aside every encumbrance and the sin which so easily entangles us, and let us run with endurance the race that is set before us,
We have an altar from which those who serve the tabernacle have no right to eat.
A Good Conscience
Pray for us, for we are sure that we have a good conscience, desiring to conduct ourselves honorably in all things.