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Tuesday, May 29, 2012

We Have A Leader Who Not Out Of Touch With Our Reality

A summary of Hebrews 4:15 says, "We do not have a high priest who is out of touch with our reality.  He understands our weaknesses because he experienced it all and faced all of the same testings we did, yet in all of that he did not sin."

Bottom Line:
We do not have a high spiritual leader who is out of touch with what we experience daily.  He fully understands what affects us and makes us weak.  He lived a life like ours and experienced all of what we faced and he went through all of the same testings we went through.  But through all of it he was able to live his life without sin.  

What this means to me:
God knows exactly what we go through, through his son, he lived the same life and because of this he understands what affects us and what makes us weak.  Since he has experienced this he can be sympathetic and fully understanding.  He can give us strenght to make our way through it.  We see the example of his Son whom lived like us but still was able to do so without sin. This encourages me, first because what I’m going through is not unusual.  I face the same things everyone else faces.  Secondly because since Jesus experienced the same things he can give me help as I face these things.  When I experience times of testing, I will take confidence in knowing that Jesus faced the same and came out of it, and can provide me the help to get through it.  So in the decision I’m facing, he understands my concerns and my desires.  He is not out of touch.  I will look to him for guidance and peace for the decision I have the opportunity to make.