READ : Hebrews 7:1-10
It’s difficult to visualize something that lasts forever. We even say, “It’s too good to last.” But God is from everlasting to everlasting. Not only is He sovereign, but He is also personal. The God described in the Bible existed before our creation, and the salvation offered through His Son Christ Jesus is not temporary, but eternal. The priesthood of Christ is pre-figured in Melchizedek who is mysteriously said to have neither father or mother. In other words, he had neither beginning nor ending. Thus, we have no reason to doubt the superiority of Christ and His work as mediator.
As eternal mediator between the heavenly Father and human beings, Christ offers righteousness and peace (v. 2). Christ’s goodness covers our sin; His righteousness becomes ours. His sacrifice on our behalf has the power to give peace. These gifts are not temporary, but eternal.
Socrates taught for 40 years, Plato for 50, Aristotle for 40 and Jesus for only 3. Yet the influence of Christ’s short ministry infinitely transcends the impact left by the combined 130 years of teaching by these men who were among the greatest of philosophers. Christ came into this world not first of all to teach, but to be a mediator who is able to make an eternal difference in our lives.
Jesus, You are able to reach me now and into eternity by Your saving work. Thank You. Amen.