Jeremiah 48-49, Hebrews 7 • Key Verse: Hebrews 7:25
When needed, an effective lawyer is very appreciated, especially one who can plead
our case for us. A good attorney knows what to say and how to say it as he represents
us before a judge or magistrate. With him pleading our case, we have high hopes for a
favorable ruling or verdict.
Everyone has a case that we cannot win without the help of Jesus. If we were to stand
before the Judge of the universe and plead our case, we would lose. There is nothing
we can do or say that can change the fact that we are guilty sinners before Him. Still we
have hope— because of Jesus.
When Jesus pleads our case, He does it not on our merit but on His own.
It is His sacrifice that satisfies the requirement of God, and it is our receiving of what He
did on our behalf that saves us. The writer of Hebrews says that it saves us completely
(7:25). There is no appeals process or partial settlement. We are saved completely, and
unlike a human attorney who may move on to other cases once ours is settled, Jesus
continues to intercede for us.
Notice the simplicity of this statement: “He is able to save completely those who come
to God through him, because he always lives to intercede for them.” Jesus saves—no
doubt. He saves completely— nothing is left undone. And He keeps us saved as He
ever lives to intercede for us.
Thank God today for the salvation you have in Christ. Even now He is interceding for
Woodrow Kroll & Tony beckett