What do we base our decisions on? Do we often think about what we want? Do we think about what others want, or what would make us more popular with others? Do we think about what may be fun at the time? Or do we think about God?
The author of Hebrews addressed his audience in this epistle in a very direct manner. He makes it clear to all who read his epistle that we should consider Christ before every decision that we make.
The author of Hebrews also tells us why we should consider Jesus before each decision that we make. He identifies Jesus as our "apostle and high priest". The word "apostle" comes from a Greek word that means "one who is sent". Jesus Christ was sent by God to us.
The author of Hebrews also identifies Jesus Christ as our High Priest. In ancient Israel, the high priest was the one who was to offer the yearly sacrifice in the holy of holies for the forgiveness of the sins of the people. Looking at both of these terms, it is clear that the author of Hebrews was making the point to his audience that Jesus Christ was sent from God to offer the sacrifice for the forgiveness of our sins.
This is the reason why we should consider Him before any decision that we make. No one else has ever been sent by God to be the sacrifice for our sins. No one else could have offered the sacrifice that Christ did. No one else could have offered salvation to any who believe. No one else could have shown the grace and compassion that Christ has shown to us. This is why He must be considered before any decision that we make. When we consider Him, the ultimate outcome will be good.