Tuesday, January 27, 2015

Intercession as a Measure of our Maturity in Christ

In one of his several books on prayer, Andrew Murray writes, “The more we abide in [Christ] and grow in His likeness, the more His priestly life will work in us, and the more our life will become what His is: one that intercedes for others” (Teach Me to Pray, Minneapolis: Bethany House, 2002, page 6).

Indeed, to abide in Christ is to learn to pray like Christ, to pray with him for the glory of the Father and the good of others. So one mark of our maturity in Christ is our actual habit of interceding for others. How are you doing with this?

Whatever your answer, here’s the standard to which Jesus calls all who believe in him: “Consequently, he is able to save to the uttermost those who draw near to God through him, since he always lives to make intercession for them” (Hebrews 7:25). 

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