Hebrews 5 – Christ: Example & Advocate


As a child, did you ever feel as if though your mom or dad couldn’t relate to you at all? Did you feel as if though they didn’t understand you? Well, perhaps you feel like that about God, but as you’ll find out He can!


For every high priest taken from among men is appointed on behalf of men in things pertaining to God, in order to offer both gifts and sacrifices for sins; 2 [a]he can deal gently with the ignorant and misguided, since he himself also is [b]beset with weakness; 3 and because of it he is obligated to offer sacrifices for sins, as for the people, so also for himself. 4 And no one takes the honor to himself, but receives it when he is called by God, even as Aaron was.

5 So also Christ did not glorify Himself so as to become a high priest, but He who said to Him,

“You are My Son,
Today I have begotten You”;
6 just as He says also in another passage,

“You are a priest forever
According to the order of Melchizedek.”
7 [c]In the days of His flesh, [d]He offered up both prayers and supplications with loud crying and tears to the One able to save Him [e]from death, and He [f]was heard because of His piety. 8 Although He was a Son, He learned obedience from the things which He suffered. 9 And having been made perfect, He became to all those who obey Him the source of eternal salvation, 10 being designated by God as a high priest according to the order of Melchizedek.

11 Concerning [g]him we have much to say, and it is hard to explain, since you have become dull of hearing. 12 For though [h]by this time you ought to be teachers, you have need again for someone to teach you the [i]elementary principles of the oracles of God, and you have come to need milk and not solid food. 13 For everyone who partakes only of milk is not accustomed to the word of righteousness, for he is an infant. 14 But solid food is for the mature, who because of practice have their senses trained to discern good and evil.


God appointed Christ to the priesthood. He was going to be an example to all the human family. But not only was He going to represent humanity, He was going to be our Advocate, Champion, Upholder, Supporter, Promoter, and Spokesman, so that everyone, if they choose to, may say “I have a Friend at court.” Jesus is a High Priest that can be touched with the feelings of our infirmities. Christ is our example, “Christ in you, (is) the hope of glory” (Colossians 1:27).

God bless,
Josue Hernandez.

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