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 verse above is a favorite of mine because it describes the length and depth of Christ’s care for us – even when we were in a deep, dark place of our own making. I am reminded of Isaiah’s words:
“All of us have become like one who is unclean, and all our righteous acts are like filthy rags; we all shrivel up like a leaf, and like the wind our sins sweep us away. No one calls on your name or strives to lay hold of you.”Isaiah 64: 6-7
Isaiah tells us that our very best efforts don’t even come close – our righteous acts are nothing more than a pile of filthy rags and that’s the point of the law of the Old Testament – it’s a diagnostic tool. The law makes us aware of where we fall short and reveals our need for one who can save us to the uttermost (I love that word).
That word is something else, isn’t it? The word, uttermost means the greatest or the most extreme extent or amount. There is One who is “holy, innocent, unstained, separated from sinners, and exalted above the heavens.” Jesus is the “guarantor of a better covenant.”
Consider making these thoughts personal today.
- No matter what a mess I have made of my life, He saves me completely.
- Thanks to Him I can approach God Almighty because He prays for me. He prays. He intercedes for me and invites me to call out to Him.