For this reason, holy brothers, called to be partakers of a heavenly calling, consider the Apostle and High Priest of our confession, Christ Jesus.
I have spent years in sales and attended many sales classes. In sales, you’re taught the difference between an open-ended question and a close-ended question. With open-ended questions you never really know the outcome of the potential answer from a client, there’s more than you know. With closed-ended questions, you’re getting a ‘yes’ or ‘no’ type answer.
To me this verse is not closed, it’s open-ended, thus giving it more than one meaning.
Jesus is the High Priest of our confession as found in:
That if thou shalt confess with thy mouth the Lord Jesus, and shalt believe in thine heart that God hath raised Him from the dead, thou shalt be saved.
Have you ever considered that Jesus is the High Priest of your confession? A confession of guilt or sin is easy to understand, but what about negative declarations of yourself?
Your words have been stout against Me, saith the Lord...
We need to be careful about the negative words we speak to ourselves, it can make us our own worst enemy. Things such as; “I can’t ever get ahead!”, “Everything breaks down on me all the time.” You get the point.
Try a week of positive words and see how it goes. Next time you are tempted to say how bad it’s going say something like this instead:
“My God rebukes the devourer for my sake!”
Phil. 4:13 “I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me!”