Hebrews 5: 5-10
So Christ also did not take upon himself the glory of becoming a high priest. But God said to him,
“You are my Son; today I have become your Father.”
And he says in another place,
“You are a priest forever, in the order of Melchizedek.”
During the days of Jesus’ life on earth, he offered up prayers and petitions with loud cries and tears to the one who could save him from death, and he was heard because of his reverent submission. Although he was a son, he learned obedience from what he suffered and, once made perfect, he became the source of eternal salvation for all who obey him and was designed to be high priest in the order of Melchizedek.
Jesus did not come to earth to be a part of the earthly priesthood. Jesus came to offer a new covenant to all people. A priest could only offer blood sacrifice for the temporary forgiveness of sins; they had to be offered every year. Jesus, the Son of God and the Son of Man, in reverent submission, offered loud cries with tears in prayer to the one who could save him. God spared not his Son: Jesus was made perfect as he learned obedience through his sufferings; Jesus then became the perfect blood sacrifice for the gift of eternal salvation and forgiveness to all who will obey him; Jesus is now our eternal high priest sitting at the right hand of God, making intercession for all our sins.
Father thank you for giving your Son in submission to you as my perfect blood sacrifice to pay the penalty for the judgement of my sins. Open my heart with wisdom to understand the great suffering that my salvation cost. Awaken me with the power of your Holy Spirit to obey your word to make me grow to become more like Christ, in Jesus’ name, amen.