Devotional
SAVES TO THE UTTERMOST

SAVES TO THE UTTERMOST

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.

Hebrews 7:25

Jesus is the guarantor of a better, more perfect covenant (Hebrews 7:22). The old covenant, though good in a temporary sense, was imperfect because its priesthood could never bring perfection to the people (Hebrews 7:11). Moreover, the Levitical priesthood could make no one perfect because no Levite lived forever (Hebrews 7:23–24).

They were never able to offer a sacrifice completely free of their own motives and desires, no matter how good they were or how hard they tried. They could not save anyone because they needed to be saved themselves. God accepted their sacrifices only because they pointed to the time when the perfect mediator would come.

When Christ came all this changed. He is free from sin and therefore can hold the office of priest forever. Being very God of very God, He is the power of salvation itself. “He is able to save to the uttermost those who draw near to God through him since he always lives to make intercession for them” 

It is His ceaseless and untiring ministry in “the true tabernacle, which the Lord pitched, and not man” (Heb.8:2), that is the ground of our sure confidence and boldness. “He ever lives to make intercession.”(Heb.7:25). His ministry is a twofold one:  on the one hand, He maintains us before God by the virtue of all that He is in Himself, and by the value of His atoning sacrifice; on the other hand, He mediates to us of His fullness continually, so that as we ‘draw near with boldness to the throne of grace, we find grace to help in every time of need.’ (Heb.4:16)

Whatever belongs to our entire, complete salvation, he is able to effect it.” Christ does not leave us to ourselves but brings about our whole salvation, from its beginning at regeneration to its culmination in our glorification.

If you are in Christ, you have an intercessor, a present-day mediator, one who is happily celebrating with his Father the abundant reason for both to embrace you into their deepest heart.

Our sinning goes to the uttermost. But his saving goes to the uttermost. And his saving always outpaces and overwhelms our sinning, because he always lives to intercede for us.

Further Reading: Hebrews 8:1-13

Confession: Thank you Lord for doing a complete and perfect work in me, I believe you more and I place my trust in you.

THERE IS LOVE IN SHARING