Jesus now makes intercession to the Father for His Children.
Hebrews 4: 14-16
Seeing then that we have a great high priest, that is passed into the heavens, Jesus the Son of God, let us hold fast our profession.
For we have not an high priest which cannot be touched with the feeling of our infirmities; but was in all points tempted like as we are, yet without sin.
Let us therefore come boldly unto the throne of grace, that we may obtain mercy, and find grace to help in time of need.
VS 14 – Christians have a great High Priest that is real as what the Jews had who surpassed the Levitical priesthood. His name is Jesus, the Son of God. One of the things the Jews valued most was their High Priest. It was very important for them to understand that Christianity was not inferior to the Jewish religion on this point.
VS 15 – For those who have accepted Jesus as Savior, our High Priest is not cold and unfeeling. He lived on earth for 33 years so He could feel everything we do. There is nothing that comes our way that He has not already been through. He cares about us more than any other fleshly person ever could.He was tempted in everything we are, except He never sinned.
infirmities (astheneia – pronounced as-then-i-ah)
feebleness of body or mind, malady, moral frailty, disease (Jesus could not be touched by any of these things)
tempted (peirazo – pronounced pi-rad-zo)
to test, endeavor, scrugtinize, entice, prove
VS 16 – Because of the above two verses, we as Christians can come boldly to the throne of grace and know that we can obtain mercy from our Heavenly Father.
boldly (meta – pronounced met-ah)
a primary preposition that denotes accompaniment; often used in composition, in substantially the same relations of participation or proximity, and transfer or sequence
throne (thronos – pronounced thron-os)
a stately seat; by implication power or a potentate
grace (charis – pronounced khar-ece)
graciousness, of manner or act (abstract or concrete; literal, figurative or spiritual); especially the divine influence upon the heart, and its reflection in the life; acceptable, benefit, favour, gift, pleasure
obtain (lambano – pronounced lam-ban-o)
to take, literally and figuratively; to get hold of; to have offered to one; accept
mercy (eleos – pronounced el-eh-os)
compassion (human or divine, especially active)
to help in time of need
indicates a point reached or entered of place or time
something that is well-timed or opportune, convenient
aid; specifically a rope or chain for frapping a vessel; help
Even though we have been pardoned, we still need the grace of God to keep us from sin, and preserve us in our hour of temptation.