Our Right Standings in Jesus

Therefore, in all things He had to be made like His brethren, that He might be a merciful and faithful High Priest in things pertaining to God, to make propitiation for the sins of the people. Hebrews 2:17

In regards to the children of Israel, their standing in the Old Testament was all in the High Priest’s standing before God. What the High Priest was before God, that’s what the nation of Israel was also. If the High Priest sinned, he brought guilt on his nation, and God would reject the entire nation no matter how law abiding the people were or how faithful they were in bringing their sacrifices.

On the other hand, if their High Priest was without fault and acceptable to God, God would accept the whole nation even if the people were sinful. Unfortunately, the High Priest of Israel often failed because like any human being, they were imperfect.
Thank God that today, you and I have Jesus as our High Priest, who is 100% Man and 100% God. As our High Priest, His standing before God is always right. Jesus is always acceptable and pleasing to the Father. Therefore, we can never lose our acceptance with God because as our High Priest, Jesus only brings righteousness on His people.

In heaven right now, Jesus our High Priest is seated at the right hand of God the Father (Romans 8:34). This means that God does not look at you. He looks at Jesus. If Jesus is good, you are good. If Jesus is accepted, you are accepted. If God sees Jesus perfect, then He sees you perfect. If Jesus is righteous, then you are righteous. And we know that Jesus our High Priest is good, accepted, perfect and righteous, which means, that is how God sees us.

Friends know today that you cannot lose your right standing because Jesus Christ is your High Priest. To lose your standing, Jesus must lose His standing first. But we know that we have in Jesus a High Priest who is perfect and who cannot fail. So, you need never be afraid or conscious of your faults when you come before God. Because your standing is complete in Jesus your High Priest, you can come to God boldly and receive all that you need from Him. Glory be to God forever.