Thursday, November 25, 2010

What I am thankful for this thanksgiving can be summed up by the author of Hebrews in 7:25—

25 ὅθεν καὶ σῴζειν εἰς τὸ παντελὲς δύναται τοὺς προσερχομένους δι᾽ αὐτοῦ τῷ θεῷ, πάντοτε ζῶν εἰς τὸ ἐντυγχάνειν ὑπὲρ αὐτῶν.

25 Therefore He is able also to save forever those who draw near to God through Him, since He always lives to make intercession for them.

In this brief verse the author of Hebrews reveals some magnificent and historical realities:

1. Jesus is able to save.
2. Jesus is able to save forever (lit. “unto the consummation”)
3. Jesus is the (only!) mediator so that we may draw near to God.
4. Jesus, though once dead and buried in a tomb, now and forevermore is alive!
5. Jesus makes intercession on behalf of His people.

We could summarize this by saying that Jesus is (1) sufficient to save, (2) eternally saving, (3) the exclusive Savior, (4) the living Savior, and (5) the interceding Savior.

The salvation given to me is what I am most thankful for this year.


Anonymous said...

Amen and Amen!


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