Reflection on Hebrews 7:23-28

Scripture
Therefore he is able to save completely those who come to God through him, because he always lives to intercede for them.

Observation
Under the old covenant, the priests were mortal human beings so their tenure was limited by death. Jesus lives forever, so His priesthood is permanent. Therefore He saves us completely because He is always there to intercede for us.

The other priests have to offer daily sacrifices for themselves and for the sins of the people. Jesus sacrificed Himself once for all sins. Jesus is perfect so His priesthood remains forever.

Application
Jesus is our perfect High Priest forever. He is the one-time sacrifice for all sins, the eternal intercessor for our salvation.

God’s love is that expansive- it covers every sin for all time. The only restriction is in us- will we receive the forgiveness which is our in Christ?

Prayer
Today Lord I receive your grace. I ask for your forgiveness in the name of Jesus Christ. May your blood wash away all my sin. Amen.

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