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In Time of Need

The Bible teaches that the Lord Jesus Christ is our Great High Priest. And what a Great High Priest He is! The Book of Hebrews tells us that Christ “ever liveth to make intercession for us” (Heb. 7:25). Earlier, the writer of Hebrews teaches, “For we have not an high priest which cannot be touched with the feeling of our infirmities; but was in all points tempted like as we are, yet without sin” (Heb. 4:15).


The Lord Jesus knows what it is like to go through every kind of trial and temptation that is common to man. He knows what you and I go through, even the hardest of times. He also knows how to succeed in those temptations. Jesus never sinned! Consequently, the Lord Jesus knows how to help us succeed in those same kinds of temptations. When we go to the Lord in prayer in our temptation, the Lord Jesus, as our sympathetic High Priest, gives “grace to help in time of need” (Heb. 4:16).


Following this pattern, you and I can be a help to others, to encourage and strengthen them in the Lord. Especially if you have gone through the same kind of trial, you know what it is like; and you can sympathize and encourage the brethren in their hour of need. What a privilege! Not only can we help another member of the body, but we can be like the Lord Jesus Christ in giving comfort and aid “in time of need.”

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