Romans 8:34; Hebrews 7:25
Making Intercession for Us!
“Who is he that condemns? Christ Jesus, who died – more than that, who was raised to life – is at the right hand of God and is also interceding for us.” (Rom. 8:34)
“Therefore he is able to save completely those who come to God through him, because he always lives to intercede for them.” (Heb. 7:25)
We are now moving into the fifth week of Lent. As we move closer to the Cross and Resurrection Day, it is appropriate to pause and consider Jesus’ passion for us and our salvation.
Paul, in Romans 8, asks, “Who is he that condemns?” He answers his question with the statement (my paraphrase), “Not Jesus, He died for us and more, was raised to life for us! He is not about to speak against us, instead he is constantly speaking in our defense!”
If anyone has a right to judge us, it would be Jesus. Scripture tells us, “For we do not have a high priest who is unable to sympathize with our weaknesses, but we have one who has been tempted in every way, just as we are – yet was without sin” (Hebrews 4:25). Instead of condemning us, he intercedes for us. We have been tempted and we have sinned, but Jesus still comes to our defense.
Have you ever been falsely accused? How did you respond to their accusation? Did you have anyone come to your defense? Would it have been helpful? If you have been falsely accused, a strong defender is invaluable. To have someone come forward and speak up for you brings comfort and great freedom. Jesus is our defender.
We can enter God’s presence, knowing he will hear and respond to our prayers, because Jesus is on our side. We do not need to be afraid of God, Jesus is with us!Tags: Bob, Church Blog, Pastor Bob, Pastors Blog