Scripture reading for October 17th: Hebrews 4, Psalm 58, Proverbs 23
Key Scriptures: Hebrews 4:14-16 “Since we have a great high priest who has passed through the heavens, Jesus, the Son of God, let us hold fast our confession. For we do not have a high priest who is unable to sympathize with our weaknesses, but One who in every respect has been tempted as we are, yet without sin. 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.
The writer of Hebrews saw Jesus Christ as our great High Priest. He was able to come to our aid, because He had been tempted in all ways like other human beings. Unlike other humans, Jesus Christ was without sin. Because of this, death and the grave could not hold Him and He was resurrected to the right hand of God. We can have confidence to draw near to Him on the throne of grace and find help and mercy anytime we need it.
Faith confession: I have a great High Priest, Jesus Christ, who understands my weakness and is able to come to my aid. I can go to Him anytime and have confidence in His wisdom, instruction, mercy and help.
Proverbs 23:22-23 “Listen to your father who gave you life, and do not despise your mother when she is old. Buy truth, and do not sell it; by wisdom, instruction, and understanding.”