Our Intercessor is there at the Father’s right hand.
He intercedes for His own on the basis of His sacrifice and their obedience.
He offers continual intercession for us (Romans 8:34).
Our Redeemer Priest is consecrated for eternity; therefore, the access He gives us to God is likewise eternal.
Jesus’ work makes His people perfect before Him because He rose for our justification (Romans 4:25). His work produces genuine cleansing and righteousness.
God requires obedience of His people, for Jesus is “the author of eternal salvation unto all them that obey him” (Hebrews 5:9). Those who do not obey Him have no business calling Him Lord (Luke 6:46).
We have a lot for which to thank Jesus. Today’s lesson shows us another angle on the greatness of His love for us. Yes, ultimately He came to effect our salvation and sanctification. But never forget that He also came so that He might better identify with us, and thus be better able to help us in our times of need.
Read the rest: Behold, what love!