TODAY’S SCRIPTURE Hebrews 10:19-25
Of the one hundred and three names and titles the Bible gives for Jesus, none is more beautiful or meaningful than Savior, a title that is synonymous with His name, which means “God is my salvation.” He serves as our perfect high priest, seated at the right hand of God, making intercession for us (Hebrews 7:25).
God appointed Old Testament priests to serve as His mediators with Israel. Only the high priest could stand between God and His people and offer a blood sacrifice for their sins once a year on the Day of Atonement. Contrary to this imperfect system, Jesus gave Himself as the perfect sacrifice for our sins once forever, who arose from the dead never to die again, who ascended through the heavens into the very presence of God, having accomplished the magnificent work He was given to do (John 17:4).
It is no wonder the inspired writer of Hebrews encourages us to “hold fast the confession of our faith without wavering” (10:23). Indeed! With Jesus as our Savior and High Priest, how can we forget our bold confession of faith that He is “the Christ, the Son of the living God”? This is the good confession the Lord Himself makes before Pilate (1 Timothy 6:13), that Timothy makes in the presence of many witnesses (vs. 12), and that we make in becoming the children of God.
There is a dual meaning here. We are people of faith, not fear. We are anchored in our faith (Hebrews 6:19), and we are ready to give an answer to those who ask a reason for our hope (1 Peter 3:15). We do not keep our confession to ourselves; rather, we boldly proclaim our faith to all who will listen.
How can we possibly be silent, indifferent, or thoughtless when the world’s need is so great and we have so much to give, the Savior of the world!
Today, I will…hold fast my confession of hope in Jesus as Lord, but I will not keep that confession to myself. I will delight in telling others what He has done for my soul!