Qualified and Appointed
The high priest of the Old Testament had to be holy enough to reflect the person of God to people. And at the same time, he had to be humble – a man of the people, who could relate to human weakness. No high priest ever did this perfectly. He would either fail on the part of representing God by being too sinful. Or, he would fail in representing man by being too distant, too separated, too out of touch with the common person…That is, until Jesus.