I love it when a writer points out exactly what the point he has been trying to make is. The writer of Hebrews does that for us in Chapter 8: Now the main point in what has been said is this: we have such a high priest, who has taken His seat at the right hand of the throne of the Majesty in the heavens, a minister in the sanctuary and in the true tabernacle, which the Lord pitched, not man.
I am struck by the idea that this something the Lord has done, not man. That is the whole of it really. God rules over a kingdom that belongs entirely to Him and He has appointed Jesus to be our great high priest, the mediator between God and His created ones. Jesus is the priest in the true tabernacle-the one “pitched” by the Lord, not man.
So here I am to worship my God and King this morning with Psalm 145 is my inspiration:
1I will extol You, my God, O King,
And I will bless Your name forever and ever.
2 Every day I will bless You,
And I will praise Your name forever and ever.
3 Great is the Lord, and highly to be praised,
And His greatness is unsearchable.
5 On the glorious splendor of Your majesty
And on Your wonderful works, I will meditate.
8The Lord is gracious and merciful;
Slow to anger and great in lovingkindness.
9 The Lord is good to all,
And His mercies are over all His works.
10 All Your works shall give thanks to You, O Lord,
And Your godly ones shall bless You.
11 They shall speak of the glory of Your kingdom
And talk of Your power;
12 To make known to the sons of men Your mighty acts
And the glory of the majesty of Your kingdom.
13 Your kingdom is an everlasting kingdom,
And Your dominion endures throughout all generations.
17 The Lord is righteous in all His ways
And kind in all His deeds.
18 The Lord is near to all who call upon Him,
To all who call upon Him in truth.
19 He will fulfill the desire of those who fear Him;
He will also hear their cry and will save them.
20 The Lord keeps all who love Him,
But all the wicked He will destroy.
21 My mouth will speak the praise of the Lord,
And all flesh will bless His holy name forever and ever.
I have been thinking much this weekend about God being sovereign over all. He created all, He owns it all, He rules over it all. When I look to the stars-the vast multitudes and realize I am seeing but a fraction of what exists…this is the God who has promised to love and care for me as His very own child. Is anything too difficult for Him? Can I really trust Him with all of my desires? Can I really surrender everything I have to Him. The answer is a resounding, “Yes!” So, I am left to wonder why I struggle to trust Him at times? Why I find it hard to wait patiently for Him to act? And my prayer becomes; I believe, Lord. Help my unbelief.
Grace, Peace, and Mercy,