Since therefore the children share in flesh and blood, he himself likewise partook of the same things, that through death he might destroy the one who has the power of death, that is, the devil, and deliver all those who through fear of death were subject to lifelong slavery. For surely it is not angels that he helps, but he helps the offspring of Abraham. Therefore he had to be made like his brothers in every respect, so that he might become a merciful and faithful high priest in the service of God, to make propitiation for the sins of the people. For because he himself has suffered when tempted, he is able to help those who are being tempted.
Prayer for the Day
Gracious Father, your Son stands before You as our great High Priest, conqueror of Satan, defeater of death, and propitiation for our sins. Hear our cries for mercy on His account, even Jesus Christ, your Son, our Lord. Amen.