A Short Study of Hebrews 7:26

“For such an high priest became us…”
(Hebrews 7:26) 

The salvation of God in the Lord Jesus Christ is the only salvation for such a one as myself. Others may think they find a lesser one that is sufficient for them but not me. This salvation which is in Christ who is the Wisdom of God is suited for both God and me. It satisfies God in what He requires, and if God is satisfied then surely I can be. First, the CHOICE in salvation is God’s. This suits me, for as the songwriter said, “Tis not that I did choose Thee, For, Lord, that could not be; This heart would still refuse Thee, but Thou hast chosen me.” It was God’s choice and He made it before the foundation of the world. He chose me “in Christ” and “unto salvation” and this made things sure! (Ephesians 1:4; 2nd Thessalonians 2:13)

It was also a salvation of SINNERS! “Christ came into the world to save sinners: of whom I am chief.” (1st Timothy 1:15) God’s salvation is not for those who, like Pharaoh, Balaam and Saul say “I have sinned” while distressed over the consequences of their sin, but for those like David and the publican who say “Against Thee and Thee only have I sinned.” They beg God to “be propitiated toward me the sinner.” Sin is not only what I’ve done but what I am! God’s salvation is just for such as this.

The salvation of God is by GRACE! It is a free gift. I have nothing to give, nothing to pay and nothing to present to God, therefore it is the only way that a spiritually bankrupt sinner could ever be saved. This salvation is entirely in Another, the Lord Jesus Christ. It is His death that reconciles me to God and satisfies His justice. It is His righteousness that is imputed to me thereby making me accepted of God. It is His works, and not mine, that God honours and receives. It is this salvation which is wrought by the power of God the Holy Spirit alone. He comes to me while I am yet dead in sin and gives me spiritual life, revealing Christ to me through the Gospel. It is He who keeps me and preserves me and shall present me faultless before the throne of glory. Let others trust in other saviours, but let me trust in Christ alone. He alone is the Saviour and His alone the salvation that is suited for a sinner like me.

G. Shepard

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