Read the New Testament in a year, one chapter a day, five days a week

Day 105/260: Read Hebrews 5

The sympathy or compassion of the high priest based on his own weakness is similar to how we should treat our brothers and sisters in the church today. Paul wrote, “Brethren, if a man is overtaken in any trespass, you who are spiritual restore such a one in a spirit of gentleness, considering yourself lest you also be tempted” (Galatians 6:1).

Not a single one of us is above temptation, nor are we above succumbing to temptation. We must always be on guard. “Be sober, be vigilant; because your adversary the devil walks about like a roaring lion, seeking whom he may devour” (1 Peter 5:8). Christianity is not a cakewalk.

Since all Christians are a part of “a royal priesthood” (1 Peter 2:9), let us serve one another, lovingly helping each other get to heaven, realizing that we are all tempted and we do all succumb at times. We must be gracious and forgiving toward our brethren!

Thank God we have the example of Christ, who serves as our compassionate High Priest (Hebrews 4:14-15). He was tempted, and He resisted those temptations. He gives us the example of how to resist in Matthew 4, and shows us throughout the gospel accounts how we can help each other.

Memory (Recite to a friend without looking)

Hebrews 2:1. Therefore we must give the most earnest heed to the things we have heard, lest we drift away.


Pray for forgiveness from the Father, and for grace toward your fellow man.

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