Over the past month, I have been really feeling low. There have been tragedies and circumstances that have contributed to this, and there have been times through this valley that I have doubted God. It has forced me to really search for God in the midst of struggle. I was brought to a Scripture that woke me up:
“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).
This Scripture is mind-blowing! The magnitude of this Scripture is far-reaching. It means that Jesus Christ, our Great High Priest, is able to completely, one-hundred percent, beyond all doubt able to save those who come to Him. What does that mean exactly? The word for “save” here is the Greek word “sōzō” which literally means “to save from certain destruction or death.” It means that Jesus is sufficient—His sacrifice is all that we’ll ever need to get right with God. His resurrection is all we’ll ever need to defeat death. His love is all we’ll ever need to hold us in the hardest times of our life.
The Apostle Paul writes on the sufficiency of Christ in Colossians:
“He is the image of the invisible God, the firstborn of all creation. (16) For by him all things were created, in heaven and on earth, visible and invisible, whether thrones or dominions or rulers or authorities–all things were created through him and for him. (17) And he is before all things, and in him all things hold together. (18) And he is the head of the body, the church. He is the beginning, the firstborn from the dead, that in everything he might be preeminent. (19) For in him all the fullness of God was pleased to dwell, (20) and through him to reconcile to himself all things, whether on earth or in heaven, making peace by the blood of his cross. (21) And you, who once were alienated and hostile in mind, doing evil deeds, (22) he has now reconciled in his body of flesh by his death, in order to present you holy and blameless and above reproach before him, (23) if indeed you continue in the faith, stable and steadfast, not shifting from the hope of the gospel that you heard, which has been proclaimed in all creation under heaven, and of which I, Paul, became a minister” (Col. 1:15-23).
I Put that entire passage in here because why speak where God has already spoken? Paul wants the church to get the idea that Jesus is all we’ll ever need. He is all-sufficient, sovereign, and Holy. He is the everlasting God and the “Author and Perfecter of our faith” (Heb. 12:2). So what does that mean to you? As the old Hymn says, “Jesus paid it all, all to Him I owe.” He is the only thing we’ll ever need, and without Him, we are helpless. Do you believe that Jesus saves completely? Hopefully you do now.