Thursday, August 02, 2007


There are a lot of "for's" and "therefore's" in the book of Hebrews, so it's hard to just jump in at any one place, but I've been thinking a lot about the surety of our salvation, and I see a lot of rich truth in various passages regarding this. I think that in order to get our roots established in grace, we must become more and more confident in the means of our salvation - and that it has absolutely nothing to do with human accomplishment.

Heb. 7:22 " so much more Jesus has become a surety of a better covenant."

One reason for that is:

Heb 7:23 "There were many priests, because they were prevented by death from continuing."

(I remember listening to Bob George sharing from this passage one time, and he paused at that point and laughed. Funny thing, that death would prevent the priests from continuing). :)


Heb 7:24-28 "But He, because He continues forever, has an unchangeable priesthood. Therefore He is also able to save to the uttermost those who come to God through Him, since He always lives to make intercession for them. For such a High Priest was fitting for us, who is holy, harmless, undefiled, separate from sinners, and has become higher than the heavens; who does not need daily, as those high priests, to offer up sacrifices, first for His own sins and then for the people's, for this He did once for all when He offered up Himself. For the law appoints as high priests men who have weakness, but the word of the oath, which came after the law, appoints the Son who has been perfected forever."

Jesus Himself is our surety. I've occasionally heard people talking about the need to get right with Jesus. What??? Jesus is the one who came down to our level and made us right with God! There is no "go between" between us and Jesus, but rather, "There is one God and one Mediator between God and men, the Man Christ Jesus, who gave Himself a ransom for all..." (1 Tim 2:5-6a).

Jesus saves to the uttermost those who simply come to Him with childlike faith.

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