12-13 God means what he says. What he says goes. His powerful Word is sharp as a surgeon’s scalpel, cutting through everything, whether doubt or defense, laying us open to listen and obey. Nothing and no one is impervious to God’s Word. We can’t get away from it—no matter what.

The High Priest Who Cried Out in Pain

14-16 Now that we know what we have—Jesus, this great High Priest with ready access to God—let’s not let it slip through our fingers. We don’t have a priest who is out of touch with our reality. He’s been through weakness and testing, experienced it all—all but the sin. So let’s walk right up to him and get what he is so ready to give. Take the mercy, accept the help.

Read full chapter

Bible Gateway Recommends

The Message Deluxe Gift Bible, Sunlight/Grass Leather-Look
The Message Deluxe Gift Bible, Sunlight/Grass Leather-Look
Retail: $16.99
Our Price: $13.49
Save: $3.50 (21%)
4.5 of 5.0 stars
The Message Deluxe Gift Bible, Brown/Saddle Tan Leather-Look
The Message Deluxe Gift Bible, Brown/Saddle Tan Leather-Look
Retail: $16.99
Our Price: $13.49
Save: $3.50 (21%)
4.5 of 5.0 stars
The Message // REMIX 2.0--soft leather-look, zebra print
The Message // REMIX 2.0--soft leather-look, zebra print
Retail: $39.99
Our Price: $13.99
Save: $26.00 (65%)
4.5 of 5.0 stars
The Message Gift and Award Bible, Imitation Leather, Burgundy
The Message Gift and Award Bible, Imitation Leather, Burgundy
Retail: $7.99
Our Price: $6.49
Save: $1.50 (19%)
Message Slimline Bible--soft leather-look, brown/pink
Message Slimline Bible--soft leather-look, brown/pink
Retail: $39.99
Our Price: $13.99
Save: $26.00 (65%)
3.5 of 5.0 stars