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Monday, March 5, 2018

Consequently 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. Hebrews 7:25

The Perfect Person

If you had to defend yourself to a completely holy and pure God what would you say or do? Would you stand tall or cower? Would you speak with great skill or would you be tongue tied? Would you be confident or terrified?

Speaking of Jesus, the writer to the Hebrews says 'For we do not have a High Priest who is unable to sympathize with our weaknesses, but One who in every respect has been tempted as we are, yet without sin' (Hebrews 4:15).

A big problem exists for believers with the age-old accuser of Christians, Satan, who consistently attacks and brings rabid accusations against us. Even though Christ defeated sin when He died and rose from the dead three days later we're still plagued by a sin nature. It causes us to occasionally step out of the will of God giving the devil an excuse to accuse us before Him (Job 1:6-11). That's the bad news.

The good news is Jesus Christ is seated at the right hand of the Father in glory and He continually defends us and contests the devil's attacks against us. He declares us forgiven by His sacrifice on the cross (Romans 5:10). Why do we need a high priest to intercede for us and another human at that? What better representation can we have before a perfectly Holy God than another perfectly holy fellow human being that experienced the physical hardships of life (Matthew 9:35, John 4:6-7, 31)? We don't need to ask if He'll do it for us. He's already on the job interceding for us as our great High Priest. Jesus is the Perfect Person for it. Now that is just perfect isn't it?


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