I got the iPhone 3GS about a year and a half ago. I love it; it does amazing things. In fact, I am not technically savvy enough to use all its bells and whistles. Yet, several of my friends, with the iPhone 4, have asked when I’m going to “upgrade.” The iPhone 4 has even more features and capabilities than the phone I have now. The camera has a flash. I could “face time” with… “someone.”
Our culture has become accustomed to “upgrading.” As soon as something bigger, better, or brighter comes along we ditch what we have for the next great thing. Phones, TVs, cars, computers, and dishwashers are constantly being improved. These days, there isn’t much that is permanent. And nothing is perfect.
However, in Hebrews seven, we’ve learned that Jesus’ priesthood is perfect and permanent. His priesthood is the final upgrade to the Levitical priesthood. There will never be another intercessor between mankind and God because Jesus is the superior priest. His priesthood is the final, unchanging path to God.
What does it mean for you to know that you never have to look anywhere else for redemption? How does it feel to be completely secure in your relationship with the perfect, eternal high priest, Jesus Christ?
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. Hebrews 7: 23-27
Here’s the link to the video and lesson for Hebrews chapter 7.