Hebrews 7:25 - Christ - Our Faithful and Supreme High Priest.

Hebrews 7:25 - Christ - Our Faithful and Supreme High Priest.

Hebrews 7:25 (HCSB) Therefore, He is always able to save those 
who come to God through Him, since He always lives to intercede for 

Hebrews 7:25 (ESV) 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 7:25 (EAV)  Therefore He is able also to save to the 
uttermost (completely, perfectly, finally, and for all time and eternity) 
those who come to God through Him, since He is always living to make 
petition to God and intercede with Him and intervene for them. 

Hebrews 7:25 (CWR) Therefore, He is able to fully save all who 
come to God through Him.  He will never die but will continue to 
intercede for us as our high priest until God's plan of salvation is 

Sometimes called the "better covenant" (NIV), this new 
arrangement is also called the new covenant or testament. It is new and 
better because it allows us to go directly to God through Christ. We no 
longer need to rely on sacrificed animals and mediating priests to 
obtain God's forgiveness. This new covenant is better because, while 
all human priests die, Christ lives forever. Priests and sacrifices 
could not save people, but Christ truly saves. [The One Year Bible 
Companion re Heb. 7:22-24] 

   Jesus Christ is both King and Priest, and His throne is a 
throne of grace (4:16). As King, He can control circumstances around 
you; as Priest, He can change attitudes within you. You will 
experience righteousness and peace as you yield to Him (v. 2; Psa. 72:7; 
85:9-10; Isa. 32:17). 
   Because He is a Priest forever, He saves forever (vv. 23-25). 
"To the uttermost" means "completely," "perfectly." You are secure 
as long as He lives, and He lives eternally. You can live by the 
power of His endless life! 
   A perfect salvation should lead to a life of growing 
maturity.... Jesus can lead you into spiritual maturity as you walk by faith 
(13:20-21). [Chapter by Chapter Bible Commentary by Warren Wiersbe] 

   You were caught committing a crime. The trial date has 
arrived. The judge is known to be a no-nonsense kind of guy. The evidence 
is clear. You're guilty. Then your lawyer stands up. He is your 
advocate in this courtroom. He doesn't lie. He doesn't spin the story. 
The first thing he says is, "This person is guilty." Now you know 
it's over. But the next thing he says takes you by surprise. But 
remember, Judge, that this person's guilt has already been taken. This 
person doesn't need to be punished because I took the punishment 
myself." Your jaw would drop, to say the least.  
   Your sin had to be punished. God sent his Son to pay the 
penalty for you, but his work on your behalf didn't stop there. Jesus is 
in heaven right now serving as your advocate, one who "lives 
forever to intercede with God" on your behalf. Don't wallow in guilt. 
Don't be overwhelmed by fear. The Judge is on your side. He has dealt 
with your sin, and he has provided an advocate for you. You've been 
set free, so live like it! [The One Year Bible for New Believers re 
Heb. 7:25] 

   It seems as though everything changes. Friendships, jobs, 
children, marriage relationships, financial security - they all change for 
better or for worse. Can anything or anyone be counted on to remain the 
   Yes. Today's passage invites us to step onto the solid 
foundation of God. If we can count on anything, we can count on him. As you 
read, feel both calmed by finding security in him and energized for 
all the changes in and around you.  
   Just as this passage reminds us of God's steadfastness, it 
also reminds us of our need to change. In addition, it presents Jesus 
in a new light, as High Priest.  
   The original readers of this letter may have wondered, just 
as Christians sometimes wonder today, Will God ever revoke his 
salvation? They could rest assured, as can we, that the answer is no. God 
does what he says he will do, and he has promised to save all who 
call on him (Hebrews 6:18). He does not change his plans just because 
we do.  
   If you worry about your salvation, ask yourself whether you 
sincerely asked God to save you from your sins. If you did, be assured 
that he has done what you asked. But if you still have doubts every 
once in a while, remember that God is faithful. He will not abandon 
you. [The One Year Through the Bible Devotional by Dave Veerman re 
Hebrews 4-7] 


God Is Faithful by Karen Peck & New River: