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That's some job description!

Doug Boock

Do you like reading “Help Wanted” ads? I do. They’re sometimes entertaining.

Like the one for an old-time grave digger. It reads, “Wanted ? Person to dig deep holes. Must work in all kinds of weather. Best to not get attached to clients. Repeat business is awful. Must buy into company slogan: ‘We get to the bottom of things.’”

Or the one for a sewer worker: “Wanted ? Person willing to work in odorous occupation. No training necessary. Just need good boots, bad nose and affinity for flies. Hot weather is a killer. Pay stinks, too.”

There are other interesting ones, too. But I’ve been thinking about a job description that’s even more interesting ? and helpful ? than any of these. It’s Jesus’ job as intercessor.

Hebrews 7:24-25 says of Jesus: “He, because He continues forever, has an unchangeable priesthood. Therefore He is also able to save to the uttermost those who come to God through Him, since He always lives to make intercession for them.”

What that means is that Jesus is interceding -? going to God the Father on behalf of Christians -? at ALL times.

And, though some theologians disagree, it means Jesus always keeps me acceptable to God, bound for heaven.

That’s why Hebrews 7:25 says “He is also able to save to the uttermost those who come to God through Him.” He keeps me saved; I don’t do it myself.

Jesus interceded for all people when He went to the cross. Now He continues to intercede daily for those who accept Him as savior.

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“For there is one God and one Mediator between God and man, the Man Christ Jesus, who gave Himself a ransom for all.” ? 1 Timothy 2:5

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If anyone sins, we have an advocate with the Father, Jesus Christ the righteous.” ? 1 John 2:1