Friday, May 28, 1999

Christ the One Mediator

Now there have been many of those priests, since death prevented them from continuing in office; but because Jesus lives forever, he has a permanent priesthood. Therefore he is able to save completely those who come to God through him, because he always lives to intercede for them. (Hebrews 7:23-25)

I think this verse is a good reminder of the power of Christ. He is the one mediator between a perfect God and sinful man. No one else has the authority to do so! Christ gained that authority by humbling himself to become man, living a sinless life, and serving his Father's perfect will.

Jesus shared our mortal body and shed red blood, but overcame the temptation and evil of the world. No other human being has ever duplicated the feat and no one ever will.