Every high priest is taken from the people and put in charge of things that relate to God for their sake, in order to offer gifts and sacrifices for sins. The high priest is able to deal gently with the ignorant and those who are misled since he himself is prone to weakness. Because of his weakness, he must offer sacrifices for his own sins as well as for the people. No one takes this honor for themselves but takes it only when they are called by God, just like Aaron. In the same way Christ also didn’t promote himself to become high priest. Instead, it was the one who said to him, You are my Son. Today I have become your Father, as he also says in another place, You are a priest forever, according to the order of Melchizedek. (Hebrews 5:1-6, CEB)
How do we get respect?
How do we get honor?
There are those who demand respect and honor, and sometimes they get it. Sometimes they don’t.
We get respect and honor by showing we deserve it. We live lives of integrity and actually are who we are all the time, even when people aren’t looking.
Jesus was made high priest by God. The one to stand in our place and do what we can’t.
Know that Jesus is always there for you.
And share the love that God gives us through Jesus with the world so all may know that they are loved and held.
Loving People. Loving God.