Posted by: bshelley | August 29, 2008

Always Lives to Make Intercession

Today’s Verse: Hebrews 7:25 Therefore He is able also to save forever those who draw near to God through Him, since He always lives to make intercession for them. NASB

What a verse full of wonderful messages! As a preacher, I begin to salivate at such red meat. There are at least three good sermons in there at a glance. Oh boy! For today’s devotional thought though, let’s take number three and ponder it for a bit. “He always lives to make intercession for them.” The “them” is us if we are in Christ. What an amazing and hope-filled promise of His love and never ceasing care for our eternal spiritual well being. So what can we learn from this thought? Jesus lives! We know that because He lives, that the promise that we too will be raised in that last day is true. One of the critical things that He also fulfills “always” is to make intercession on our behalf. We are certainly called to pray and intercede for others in our prayers. Isn’t it heart warming to know that Jesus Christ is doing just that on our behalf with the Father? Wow, Jesus is interceding on my behalf and yours persistently! You cannot get better prayers for you than that certainly. One of the “church words” that gets thrown about that we all hear but maybe couldn’t readily define is propitiation. Jesus is our propitiation. He has paid the penalty for our sin debt. All too often, we lose site of how much that means to us. As my kids would say when they were younger, “It is humongous!” In our Sunday services, one thing we do each week is to commemorate that sacrifice by taking communion together as a body. We remember each week, lest we too easily forget what He has done. In today’s verse we are reminded that He continually intercedes on our behalf. I can certainly use all the help I can get and who can one imagine better to stand in my behalf before the Judge than the Son, my brother?

Thank You Lord Jesus for continually making intercession on our behalf. Your boundless love and willingness to sacrifice Yourself for our sins is indeed amazing. Thank You for this assurance we call hope in You. Thank You for Your continual faithfulness. Give us boldness so that our response in telling this story might produce fruit in keeping with the gifts You provide. Amen.

Audio Version: seeking-gods-heart-hebrews-7_25

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