Dear Hope Family,
Our Men’s Bible Study is working through the Westminster Shorter Catechism this winter and spring. While the systematic approach to Christian doctrine, the archaic language, and the at times very heady nature of the content can be off putting and dry, I have been very encouraged how in the midst of wading through these questions and answers about the fundamentals of the Reformed faith very timely, personal, and sweet reminders and revelations about God and his way in the world keep emerging.
This week we have been focusing upon the offices Christ fulfills as our Redeemer specifically being our Prophet, Priest, and King (Questions 23-26). We paused and puzzled over one particular image from the description of Christ as our priest: making continual intercession for his people. Isn’t it wonderful that Jesus’ finished work pleads justice before the throne of God? When a lawyer doesn’t have a case, the lawyer begs the mercy of the court and the judge, but Jesus our priest and mediator is able to plead justice on our behalf!
I heartily commend the catechism to you, and more importantly, the Redeemer who fulfilled the office of the Prophet, Priest, and King that we desperately need and by mercy graciously have!
Peace of the Risen Savior to you,