Tuesday, November 10, 2009

He is able

Hebrews 7:25-26: “Wherefore he is able also to save them to the uttermost that come unto God by him, seeing he ever liveth to make intercession for them. 26 For such an high priest became us, who is holy, harmless, undefiled, separate from sinners, and made higher than the heavens;”

The author of the letter is writing about the greatness of Christ and the atonement that He gave. This atonement was not from the blood of bulls but from a spotless lamb once and for all. The Priests of that day would have to sacrifice for their sins before they could plead for the people. Christ needed no such sacrifice he was perfect and without blemish. This atonement is conditional to the individual placing his or her trust in Jesus and surrendering their lives to Him and Him alone. Jesus is the only one in the history of man to do this great and excellent thing.

The writer of Hebrews acknowledges the fact that Jesus, and He alone is fully able to save this world from the judgment that it deserves. “Wherefore he is able also to save them to the uttermost that come unto God by him”. Jesus takes the place of the Old Testament Priests, where they would daily offer sacrifices for God’s people because of the people’s and their own sin. However, with Jesus being sinless, there was no need for Him to make sacrifices for Himself. In fact, Jesus became the sacrifice for us, but why? The author writes, because He is holy, harmless, undefiled, not a sinner, and is greater then the heavens. He is the only suitable sacrifice.

So what does that mean for us today? We have no need for a priest to cry out to God on our behalf. I can go to God directly to pray and cry out to him for my needs because of Jesus and the work He finished on the cross. Hebrews 4 says, “Let us therefore come boldly to the throne of grace, that we may obtain mercy and find grace to help in time of need.” I have now the permission to enter the throne room of All Mighty God and approach the king of eternity with my hurts, joys, and requests, and the God of the universe lends an ear to me, because He cares for me. What a blessed thought today, that God cares for you and me, even with the management of this awesome universe, God is straining His ear to listen to you. Speak with Him today.

Tomorrows Readings:
Old Testament: Lam 3-5 New Testament Hebrews 8

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