June 19, 2024

Hebrews 7:25a

Written by:
Rev (Dr) Prabhudas Koshy


Hebrews 7:25a

25a Wherefore he is able also to save them to the uttermost that come unto God by him.


The Lord Jesus Christ “is able to save”. He is mighty to save, for He is our divine Saviour. Titus 2:13 refers to Him as “the great God and our Saviour Jesus Christ” (cf. Titus 2:10; 1 Timothy 1:1). Jude 1:25 refers to Jesus Christ as “the only wise God our Saviour”, to whom belongs “glory and majesty, dominion and power, both now and ever”. As the omnipotent God, Jesus Christ has immeasurable power to save sinners from their sins and eternal condemnation. In Isaiah 45:22, He says, “Look unto me, and be ye saved, all the ends of the earth: for I am God, and there is none else.” The Lord Jesus “is indeed the Christ, the Saviour of the world” (John 4:42).

Moreover, the Lord Jesus has made the perfect sacrifice for our sins, so that He may be our great Saviour. Concerning Christ and His sacrifice for sin, Hebrews 9:26 says that “he appeared to put away sin by the sacrifice of himself.” In Ephesians 5:2, we read that “Christ also hath loved us, and hath given himself for us an offering and a sacrifice to God for a sweetsmelling savour.” Christ’s sacrifice was the most pleasing and acceptable sin-offering to God for the redemption of sinners. So Hebrews 10:12 says, “But this man, after he had offered one sacrifice for sins for ever, sat down on the right hand of God”. The Lord Jesus Christ is now seated on the right hand of God the Father, for there is no more need for Him to stand to offer any further sacrifice for our salvation.

Therefore, He “is able also to save (us) to the uttermost”. The Greek word “uttermost” means completely, wholly, entirely. He is able to save us fully and eternally from all our sins and damnation. By this statement, we understand that even the “uttermost” extent of guilt is not beyond the power of the Saviour. Our sins might be innumerable, but our Lord Jesus is able to save us from all of them “to the uttermost”. As someone has aptly put it, “He is able to save us from the guttermost to the uttermost”.

Who can receive this great salvation? How can we inherit this perfect salvation? According to our text, anyone “that come unto God by him” shall be saved to the uttermost. Everyone who comes to God through the Lord Jesus Christ will be saved to the uttermost. One only needs to repent from one’s sins and trust in Jesus Christ as the Saviour in order to be saved to the uttermost. Oh, what a great Saviour is Jesus Christ our Lord!

Gethsemane Bible-Presbyterian Church adheres to the system of faith commonly known as the “Reformed Faith” as expressed in the Westminster Confession of Faith together with the Larger and Shorter Catechisms.
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