Who was the first priest?
Nope. It was Moses’s brother, Aaron. Why wasn’t Moses the first priest? It would make sense for him to be, wouldn’t it? He lead the people out of bondage from Egypt. He lead the people through the wilderness. He gave the Israelites the Ten Commandments. He should be the ideal candidate for priest. But He wasn’t. Aaron was. And here’s why.
Aaron was there when the people went through the captivity by the Egyptians. Where was Moses? Well, first he was all comfy cozy in the palace. Later he was hiding out in another land altogether. Aaron could relate to the people in a way Moses never could. Aaron could empathize with the people in a way Moses never could. That’s who you want as your priest: someone who can relate to you, someone that’s been there too.
That’s why Jesus is the ideal candidate to be our high priest.
“For we do not have a high priest who cannot sympathize with our weaknesses, but One who has been tempted in all things as we are, yet without sin.” (Hebrews 4:15)
All of Hebrews is why Jesus is worthy of worship. It speaks about why Jesus is higher than the angels. It also teaches us that Jesus is the best high priest we could ever hope for.
He has all the prerequisites. He’s can sympathize. He can relate. He’s an authority because He’s been there… and conquered! He is our Aaron to the Israelites. The Israelites could turn to Aaron because he knew what they had gone through. Get your guidance and advice from one who knows what He’s talking about!
“Therefore, let us draw near with confidence to the throne of grace, so that we may receive mercy and find grace to help in time of need.” (Hebrews 4:16)
We can do so with confidence! Draw near to Jesus Christ and He’ll give you mercy and grace when you need it. Seems like a no-brainer!
May God’s Love be with you
Ref: Joseph Prince