We can have no power from Christ unless we live in a persuasion that we have none of our own.
A sermon from Hebrews 5:4-6: And no one takes this honor for himself, but only when called by God, just as Aaron was. So also Christ did not exalt himself to be made a high priest
Because of the weakness that a Levetical priest was beset with, namely the weakness that came in as a result of being a sinner, the priest was "obligated to offer sacrifice for his own sins."
This, then, I say, is that perfection of obedience which makes it walking with God. Whatever comes short of this,—if the heart be not upright, without guile, free from hypocrisy and self-ends,—if the obedience be not universal, it is not walking with God. -John Owen
Many there are who have, in notion, received the doctrine of free justification by the blood of Christ, whom, while they are secure in their ways, without trouble or distress, it is impossible to persuade that they do not live and act upon that principle, and walk before God in the strength of it. -John Owen
A sermon on Hebrews 5:2 . . . Jesus Christ is our great high priest who can deal gently with us, who are the ignorant and wayward, because he is meek, lowly, gentle, merciful, and compassionate.
"I will save your children" -God
The application of all that I have said is simply this: worship Jesus and adore him for being your priest.
A sermon on Hebrews 4:14–16 . . . The nature of gospel worship consists in this, that it is an entrance with boldness into the presence of God. —Owen
A sermon on Hebrews 4:12–13
Excerpt: He “smites the earth with the rod of his mouth, and slays the wicked with the breath of his lip,” Isa. 11:4