Thursday, November 17, 2016

The Mediator

November 17

Daily Bible Reading: Hebrews 12

Verse of the Day: Hebrews 12:24 – “and to Jesus the mediator of a new covenant, and to the blood of sprinkling that speaketh better than that of Abel.”

The Greek word used here for mediator is μεσιτη and means one who intervenes between two, either in order to make or restore peace and friendship, or form a compact, or for ratifying a covenant. The writer of this letter describes Moses as the mediator of the first (or Old) Covenant. He acted as a liaison between God and the Israelites.

In similar fashion, the writer pictures Jesus as our mediator, or liaison between God and man. He established this by His death. He then sent out the Disciples to spread the good news. Now we find that He is sitting at the right hand of God interceding for us daily (Heb. 7:25). What a better, more apt mediator we have in Jesus.

Prayer: Jesus, I thank You that today You stand at the right hand of the Father interceding on my behalf. You purchased this right through Your death and resurrection. I am Yours. Amen.

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