Summary of passage: Every high priest is selected to represent them to God, offer gifts and sacrifices, deal gently with ignorant people and those who are going astray, and offer sacrifices for his and others’ sins.
A priest is called by God. Jesus was called to be a high priest. Jesus’ prayers and petitions were heard by God because he submitted. He learned obedience through suffering and once made perfect brought eternal salvation to those who obeyed God.
6) 1) He is able to deal gently with those who are ignorant and are going astray. 2) He must offer sacrifices for his own sins as well as for the sins of the people. 3) He must be called by God.
Yes. Sacrifices are now communion. Most are called by God, love people enough to have patience and guide them, and pray for forgiveness of sins when both the people and himself sin (so be able to admit mistakes).
7) God appointed Jesus as a high priest. He submitted to God’s will. He offered up prayers and petitions with compassion to God. He learned obedience through suffering. He granted man eternal salvation if they were obedient.
8a) Eternal salvation
b) Personal Question. My answer: This question is difficult because it’s hard to know what or even if we are a blessing to others since most of the time they do not tell you personally. You must also know if what you are doing or not doing is in obedience to God or not. You must know if it is God and not the Devil who is tempting you to disobey or if it’s God telling you to quit doing something. This is the crux.
Conclusions: Once again, I see the importance of prayer in this lesson. Pray, pray, and pray some more. Read, read, read, and read some more of God’s word. Then pray again. We need daily grounding in Him in order to be all He calls us to be.
Jesus prayed, obeyed, and submitted. We must pray, obey, and submit. My new mantra: Pray, obey, submit.