Pristine Grace

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A Compassionate High Priest
by Robert Hawker

“Wherefore in all things it behoved Him to be made like unto His brethren, that He might be amerciful and faithful high priest in things pertaining to God, to make reconciliation for the sins of the people. For in that He Himself hath suffered being tempted, He is able to succour them that are tempted” (Hebrews 2:17-18).

     The Son of God, in our nature, having finished His redemption-work, and returned to heaven, wears that nature in an everlasting union with His GODHEAD. So that as God and Man in one Person, He hath a perfect sense and apprehension of what constitutes the nature of both. He knows as GOD. He feels as MAN. Hence, it follows, that His consciousness of what our nature is by His own, cannot but make Him enter into an intimate concern and fellow-feeling, in all that belongs to His church. He knows all, enters into the concerns of all, and feels for all His afflicted people.