“The former priests were many in number, because they were prevented by death from continuing in office, but he holds his priesthood permanently, because he continues forever. 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 7:23-25
Jesus is enough. When we are tempted to believe our efforts have anything to do with God’s love for us, Jesus saves to the uttermost. Uttermost. At all times. Completely.
“Behold the days are coming, declares the LORD, when I will make a new covenant with the house of Israel and the house of Judah, not like the covenant that I made with their fathers on the day when I took them by the hand to bring them out of the land of Egypt, my covenant that they broke though I was their husband, declares the LORD. But this is the covenant that I will make with the house of Israel after those days, declares the LORD: I will put my law within them, and I will write it on their hearts. And I will be their God, and they shall be my people. And no longer shall each one teach his neighbor and each his brother, saying, ‘Know the LORD,’ for they shall all know me, from the least of them to the greatest, declares the LORD. For I will forgive their iniquity, and I will remember their sins no more.” Jeremiah 31:31-34
I broke his covenant though he was my husband, yet he forgives my iniquity, and remembers my sins no more. The ultimate betrayal followed by the ultimate redemption.
“For if the sprinkling of defiled persons with the blood of goats and bulls and with the ashes of a heifer sanctifies for the purification of the flesh, how much more will the blood of Christ, who through the eternal Spirit offered himself without blemish to God, purify our conscience from dead works to serve the living God.” Hebrews 9:13-14
We are saved to the uttermost! Saved by Jesus’ blood alone. I am free from the weight of my own sin and guilt, free to serve the living God. Hallelujah!
“We love because he first loved us.” 1 John 4:19