Digging Deeper – November 8, 2018
THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 8
“since He always lives to make intercession for them.”
Hebrews 7:25 ESV
JESUS IS ALWAYS INTERCEDING
There are certain professions we’ve come to expect to always be on duty. We expect emergency room physicians, fire fighters, EMTs, police officers, power line workers and crises hotline workers to always be available when we have a problem. The reality is that even those amazing first responders will not always be able to show up and will not always be able to rescue us.
The author of Hebrews argues that Jesus is always on duty and working on our behalf to preserve and rescue us. Hebrews 7:25 teaches Jesus always lives to intercede for us. The greek word used for “intercession” was sometimes used of bringing a petition before a king on behalf of another. It is also to ask for something with urgency and intensity, to plead, beg, appeal to or to petition. The idea is that Jesus is always petitioning God the Father on our behalf.
From Romans 8:1 to Romans 8:39 the bible teaches that there is no condemnation for those of us in Christ and it ends with nothing can separate us from Jesus. In between Romans 8:34-35 says, “Christ Jesus is the one who died—more than that, who was raised—who is at the right hand of God, who indeed is interceding for us. Who shall separate us from the love of Christ?” Take some time and read all of Romans 8. Which of God’s promises in those verses mean the most to you today?