Saved to the uttermost!


Hebrews 7:25 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.

John Piper, in a sermon on Hebrews 7, “Jesus: From Melchizedek to Eternal Savior”

Verses 1-24 may be complex and difficult to understand without earnest mental effort, but this verse 25 is wonderfully plain. It has three parts.

Christ is able to save forever(25a)—a great promise.

He always lives to make intercession for us (25c).

This eternal intercession and eternal salvation are for those who draw near to God through Christ (25b).

Think with me about the relationship between those first two: that Christ is able to save forever, and that Christ always lives to make intercession for us. What’s the connection? It’s made explicit in the verse and it is extremely important. It says that he is able to save us forever . . . since (or because) he always lives to make intercession for us. In other words, our future eternal salvation hangs on Christ’s future eternal intercession for us.

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