Hebrews 4:15 talks about Christ’s ability to sympathize with our weaknesses because he also was tempted. In 1 Samuel 1:9-16, the high priest Eli rebukes Hannah because he thought she was sinning. Even if she was sinning, was his attitude loving and compassionate? Was he concerned for her spiritual state? Was he truly concerned about keeping the Lord’s house holy or simply judgmental?
What does Eli’s initial reaction to Hannah suggest that life would be like if we did not have a high priest who sympathizes with us?