Day 40: Meets Our Need
“Such a High Priest meets our need—one who is holy, blameless, pure, set apart from sinners, exalted above the heavens” (Hebrews 7:26).
Over the past 40 days we have fixed our eyes on (considered) the Author and Perfector (Leader, Pioneer, Captain) of our salvation and faith, in order to gaze a bit more intently on how truly superior He really is—better than the best of all that went before Him. He is above all, without peer. Hopefully during this time we have come to marvel at Him a bit more, admire Him more, worship Him more, but we should also be aware that we have only scratched the surface; not only is there much more to learn and experience of Him in the Book of Hebrews, there is vastly more to be gleaned throughout Scripture. And then, when we are face to face with Him, unveiled throughout eternity, we will never tire of His wonders because we will see an endless display of His glory unfold before us, new and astonishing forever. We have so much to look forward to!
We end our series with a verse which really speaks to what we have learned throughout our 40 days—Such a High Priest meets our need! He is so exceptional! There is nothing lacking in Him, so we lack nothing we can ever need. There is no one more holy, blameless, pure, or set apart from sinners, so no one could offer or be a better sacrifice for our sins. Through Him we have been made clean, and admitted into union with Himself. And He is exalted above the heavens. No angel or principality or power surpasses Him, so He alone sits at the right hand of the Father, advocating for and empowering us.
Some older translations, instead of “meets our need” say, “it is fitting,” or “becomes us.” As we saw, the word “fitting” means necessary, and that is the thought conveyed in the translations which say, “meets our need.” Not just any High Priest would do. Only Jesus fits the qualifications laid out here, for only He is all those things laid out in this verse, indeed, in the whole of Scripture. No other flesh and blood man could measure up to such requirements, which is why the Godhead determined that only God-in-flesh would do.
I hope if you take nothing else from this series, it is a greater appreciation for how exceptional He really is, and feel it more now to the depths of your soul—not just in your mind, but in your heart of hearts. I hope when you read, “Such a High Priest meets our need,” something in you cries, “YES!” and worships with deep adoration and gratitude.
• As you look back over these 40 days, what things have you learned which stick out in your mind? What have you experienced as worship?
• Going forward, what might you do which would enable you to take this focus and apply it in ways that continue to deepen yourself in knowing Him?
Lord, to know You is to adore You, and to want to know and experience You more. You meet my every need, most especially for my eternal salvation. There is no better Word, no better Savior than You. Enable me to fix my eyes ever more keenly upon You, day by day, and worship You with all my heart!
by Sheri Cook, Director of Special Ministries
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