Tuesday, March 1, 2011

He is Able (part 1)

"Wherefore he is able also to save them to the uttermost that come unto God by him, seeing he ever liveth to make intercession for them."  (Hebrews 7:25)

He is able - that simply means that Christ alone is able to save.  Not a minister, not a church, not an ordinance, nor a religious ritual can save.  Only the Lord Jesus Christ is able to save a soul.  There was a time when I relied on my religious works for salvation.  I thought I had to do things in order to gain points with God.  It was pitiful.  One day, I was doing good (at least I thought that way in my mind); the next day, I was miserable because of sin.  But when I finally came to the point where I realized that Christ was all I needed, that His work on the cross was the only work that could pay for my sins, then  I rested in the fact that Christ alone was able to save.  Not my works, but His work saves.  Not my merits, but His merits gained salvation.  Indeed, He alone is able.


garyzdz said...

Hebrews 2:18 "For in that he himself hath suffered being tempted, he is able to succour them that are tempted." Not only is He able to save, Praise God He is able to help and aid those who are tempted, tried, and tested. How wonderful is that. He saves us and then helps us in our everyday Christian living. Good post.

Unknown said...

I appreciate your comment, Pastor Z. You really need your own blog. Come on, join blogdom.