For every high priest taken from among men is ordained for men in things pertaining to God, that he may offer both gifts and sacrifices for sins:Who can have compassion on the ignorant, and on them that are out of the way; for that he himself also is compassed with infirmity. Hebrews 5:1-2
One of Jesus many titles is the High Priest, as we talked about in my first post about the importance of the High Priest, a mediator between God and man (1 Timothy 2:5) However the issue with the Old Covenant, is the High Priest were mortal men, sinful men just like you and me. While God ordained men to take on this role, this could never fully satisfy Gods requirements
One of the roles of the High Priest is to offer sacrifice for sins, however as we look at Christ , we see he offered himself as the perfect sacrifice because He is the sinless Lamb of God. Nobody else could fulfill this requirement, nobody else could take our place except Jesus Christ
And by reason hereof he ought, as for the people, so also for himself, to offer for sins. And no man taketh this honour unto himself, but he that is called of God, as was Aaron.
The mortal High Priest not only made sacrifices for other people sins, but made an atonement for his own sin as well. While Christ, the sinless Lamb of God, made the atonement for everyones sins. Nobody else can take this honor, nobody else could take the place of Christ.
Aaron was called by God , just like many of us are, however he was a sinful mortal man , just like us all. Aaron worshipped the golden calf at Mt Sinai and needed to repent. Obviously he fallen short just as all of us have, but Christ is the perfect Son of God to redeem us all
So also Christ glorified not himself to be made an high priest; but he that said unto him, Thou art my Son, to day have I begotten thee. As he saith also in another place, Thou art a priest for ever after the order of Melchisedec. Hebrews 5:5-6
Jesus didn’t become the High Priest, the Christ, the Lamb of God, the King for his own glory. Jesus did this because he loves us and he loves the Father and he was obedient , even until the point of death. Jesus is the High Priest eternally , there will never be another, Amen!