Hold Fast

Re: Verse reading–Hebrews 4:14-16; 5:1-10 (day four)
Verse 14 – “Therefore, since we have a great high priest who has passed through the heavens, Jesus the Son of God, let us hold fast our confession.”  Confession…what exactly is this confession we are to hold to?  Our side notes reference us back to Hebrews 3:1 where the writer of Hebrews exhorts us to “consider Jesus, the Apostle and High Priest of our confession.”  Let’s go back another layer…look at John 17:3.  In Jesus’ High Priestly prayer, He says, “This is eternal life, that they may know You, the only true God, and Jesus Christ whom you have sent.”  This verse gives us the confession.  It answers the question of who Jesus is…He is sent from God.  He was sent from God as our High Priest.  After His death on the cross, the veil in the Temple was rent.  Jesus opened for us access to the Father!  We are to hold fast to the work of Christ that restored our standing before God!

Author: Larry Soape

Larry Soape is the Associate Pastor for Median & Senior Adults, and Missions at FBCSA.

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