Updated: Jun 23
“Because of this oath, Jesus has become the guarantor of a better covenant. Now there have been many of those priests, since death prevented them from continuing in office; But because Jesus lives forever, he has a permanent priesthood. Therefore he is able to save completely those who come to God through him, because he always lives to intercede for them.
Such a high priest truly meets our need—one who is holy, blameless, pure, set apart from sinners, exalted above the heavens. Unlike the other high priests, he does not need to offer sacrifices day after day, first for his own sins, and then for the sins of the people. He sacrificed for their sins once for all when he offered himself. For the law appoints as high priests men in all their weakness; but the oath, which came after the law, appointed the Son, who has been made perfect forever.” (Hebrews 7:22-28 NIV)
Where was your best vacation, your best time ever? It is hard for me to decide. At this time in my life I would have to say it was three weeks spent in the mountains of Idaho. It was autumn, October to be exact. It was not too cold yet, it was just perfect. The colors had changed, and everything was perfect. It even snowed on us a little. What really made it perfect was that it was in a beautiful place isolated from the worries of the world. Even the little town we would go to was perfect, and there was no cell phone coverage; no one could break this perfection.
Have you ever found something like that, some place or time in your life; when something was just perfect?
Well as perfect as this vacation was it was not really. Oh, while it lasted it was, but if it had been really perfect it would have not ended. Here in these passages we see that the only true perfection is Jesus Christ. No more rituals and daily or yearly sacrifices, no one for all and for all time one. The true High Priest, pure, blameless, and holy, one for all, and for all time one. “Therefore he is able to save completely those who come to God through him, because he always lives to intercede for them.” Completely Perfect! Holy!
How do you see perfection?
How do you see Jesus?
How do you see what Jesus has and is doing for you?