The scripture for today, July 25, is Hebrews 7:25 as found in the New Testament of the Bible:
“Therefore he is able to save completely those who come to God through him [Jesus], because he always lives to intercede for them.”
Indeed, all of mankind is invited to come to God through Jesus. There are scriptures in the Bible about being chosen by God. But when you check the original Greek, it means you are being invited by God. If a company puts out a newspaper ad inviting people to be interviewed for hiring, the company can only choose those who accepted the invitation.
And something else stands out in that verse. Jesus is our intercessor, our mediator. Why would we want anyone lower than Jesus to be our intercessor when Jesus will do so himself?
How amazing! In one sentence we see that God the Father invites all of mankind to come to him to be saved completely, and that God the Son is our ever-present intercessor.
Such love. Such divine love. It is beyond comprehension. All we can do is fall to our knees and whisper, “Thank you.”
DISCUSSION QUESTION: IS IT TRUE THAT WE DO NOT CHOOSE GOD, BUT GOD CHOOSES US? DID YOU EVER BELIEVE THAT? WHY? THE BIBLE SAYS “Choose you this day whom you will serve…as for me and my house, we will serve the LORD. (Joshua 24:15). AFTER READING THIS, WHAT DO YOU BELIEVE?