From Daniel's Desk on 1/21/20
My Title: We have a GREAT HIGH PRIEST
My Verse: 16
"16 Let us then with confidence draw near to the throne of grace, that we may receive mercy and find grace to help in time of need."
We have a WORTHY and JUST JUDGE who KNOWS and SYMPATHIZES with our WEAKNESS! He has been tempted in EVERY RESPECT as we are. LET THAT SINK IN.
Knowing that... ALSO KNOW that God's WRATH IS COMING and it IS JUST. His Word is sharper than any two edged sword, piercing to the division of soul and of spirit, of joints and of marrow, and discerning the thoughts and intentions of the heart! You CANNOT survive the scrutiny of God's perfect law. That's why we CANNOT work to GAIN God's rest.
JESUS earned it. He did it. He accepted the FULL OUTPOURING of God's WRATH. Once for ALL and FOR ALL TIME. He did it so that if we believe, we DON'T have to EARN God's love or His rest, we already have God's love and we can't earn His rest... we can only accept it.