Hebrews 5:1-4 (ESV)
5 For every high priest chosen from among men is appointed to act on behalf of men in relation to God, to
offer gifts and sacrifices for sins. 2 He can deal gently with the ignorant and wayward, since he himself is beset with weakness. 3 Because of this he is obligated to offer sacrifice for his own sins just as he does for those of the people. 4 And no one takes
this honor for himself, but only when called by God, just as Aaron was.
Today, I see a lot of people self proclaiming themselves to be pastors. This is not your choice, but God’s choice. Maybe that is
why there are so many pastors who do not know what the Bible says, because they have never read it (or maybe only part of it), nor have they studied it. When I entered the seminary, I know that God was tugging at my heart, but I was not called until the Church
called me. I was a theologically trained servant waiting on a call. It is not up to me to make my self a pastor, but it is God who calls me through the church. The high priest, Aaron, was a sinner and had to make atonement for his own sins. It is Jesus, who
was without sin, did not have to make atonement for his sin, he was sinless. But what he did, he made atonement for our sins.
I pray: O Lord, you alone are our high priest. You alone were without sin.
You alone made atonement for my sins and the sins of the world. Forgive me and restore me into your kingdom. Amen.e our high priest. You alone were without sin. You alone made atonement for my sins and the sins of the world. Forgive me and restore me into
your kingdom. Amen.