That by two immutable things, in which it was impossible for God to lie,
we might have a strong consolation,
who have fled for refuge to lay hold upon the hope set before us:
Which hope we have as an anchor of the soul,
both sure and stedfast,
and which entereth into that within the veil;
Whither the forerunner is for us entered, even Jesus,
made an high priest for ever after the order of Melchisedec.
In the Old Testament sacrificial system, the Jewish worshipper brought the sacrifice and delivered it to the priest, after that the priest took care of the rest. The priest sacrificed it, took the blood, and made the offering to the Lord. They came with their sins, obedient to God’s Word, and in faith for God to accept the sacrifice offered on their behalf. Every worshipper who came in this manner experienced the fulfillment of God’s promise in their life personally by faith. Anyone who did not come by faith in God, in obedience to God, and depending fully upon God left empty. God rebuked His people several times for their lack of true worship and their empty condition spiritually because of it. Today, in the New Covenant, it is the same for us in true worship. If we do not bring our sin to the Lord and let His sacrifice cover them completely, then we are not cleansed. If we try to earn our forgiveness, or work off our sins, or gain our own merit with God, we remain lost in our sins. Only if we come to the only true High Priest of God, let Him offer His own self as our only sacrifice for sin, and let Him make remission of our sins to God by His own blood, can we be forgiven and cleansed in Him. He does it all for us. We bring Him our sins, and we trust Him to do the rest as we rest in Him. Even as a saved person, we must come to our Advocate, our Mediator, our only High Priest, Jesus Christ, to be able to enter into intimacy with our God. He alone is our access and acceptance with the Father. If we are trying to impress Him, earn His favor, or merit His blessings in our own efforts, performance, or productivity, then we will always be empty, frustrated, and distant from God. Jesus does it all! We trust Him, obey Him, submit to Him, rest in Him, and then we experience His sufficiency in our lives personally by faith.