He is able to save completely those who come to God through him.
As the month of March closes today and we anticipate the week of Jesus’ suffering next week, let’s look through today’s reading from Hebrews one phrase at a time. Here is what we read about Jesus.
Though “there have been many … priests,” Jesus is the one Savior. He is the living, eternal Savior, for he “lives forever.” Jesus is the permanent Savior—“he has a permanent priesthood.”
Jesus is a complete Savior—“he is able to save completely.” He is a welcoming Savior—he saves “those who come to God through him.” He is an unfailing, praying Savior—“he always lives to intercede” for us.
Jesus is a fitting Savior—he “truly meets our need.” He is a righteous, unimpeachable, unblemished Savior—he is “blameless, pure.” He is a “holy” Savior—“set apart from sinners.” He is an ascended Savior—“exalted above the heavens.”
Jesus’ atoning work is finished—“he does not need to offer sacrifices day after day … he sacrificed for [our] sins once for all.” And he is a willing Savior—“he offered himself.”
Again, Jesus is the only Savior (John 14:6). And we may call him “our Savior.”
Lent is a good time to meditate deeply on our one, all-sufficient Savior.
Lord Jesus, as we approach the week of your passion, we who are all-deficient, adore you, our all-sufficient Savior. In your name we hope forever. Amen.
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