Christ Our Surety

Scripture Passage: 
Hebrews 7:14-22
Attached audio files: 

INTRODUCTION:  In the Bible we find many references to transactions and covenants.  Often the transaction or covenant is between two men, but there are also many references to a covenant or transaction that has to do with God and man’s relationship.  In our passage we find one of those references and it is found in the usage of the word surety.  Now we know that Christ was made a surety of a better testament but what exactly does that mean?  Let’s look at the ways God uses the word or a form of the word throughout and see what we can learn about what Christ has done for us.

  1. THE SURETY OF A MATTER
    1. A Surety is in Effect for the Sake of a Debt (Proverbs 22:26)
    2. Removes All Doubts
      1. Abraham’s Seed in Captivity (Genesis 15:13)
      2. Isaac’s Wife (Genesis 26:9)
      3. The Omniscience of Christ (John 16:30)
      4. That Jesus was Christ (John 6:69)
    3. Is a Confirmation (Genesis 23:17)
    4. Is A Guarantee of Payment (Proverbs 27:13)
    5. Making Something Sure Completes the Deal (Matthew 27:64-66)
    6. Brings Peace (Isaiah 32:18)
  2. THE SURETY WORK OF A PERSON
    1. One Can be Surety in the Place of Another (Genesis 43:9, Genesis 44:32; Psalm 119:122; Proverbs 6:3)
    2. Is Responsible for the Debt of Another Who Cannot Pay (Proverbs 6:1, Proverbs 11:15, Proverbs 17:18)
  3. THE SURETY WORK OF CHRIST
    1. Is in Effect Because of Man’s Debt of Sin (Romans 5:14; 1 Corinthians 15:21-22; Romans 3:23, Romans 6:23)
    2. He Has Become a Surety in the Place of Another (2 Corinthians 5:21; Galatians 3:13; Hebrews 2:9, Hebrews 9:28; 1 Peter 2:24)
    3. He Took On Him the Debt that Men Could Not Pay
      1. We Miss Hell Because He Suffered it
      2. We Go To Heaven Based Upon His Righteousness
    4. He Completed the Transaction with the Father (Isaiah 53:11; Hebrews 10:12)
    5. He Removes any Doubts as to Our Eternity
    6. He Has Brought Peace Because the Transaction is Settled (Romans 5:1)
Andrew Ray

Daily Proverb

Proverbs 25:22

For thou shalt heap coals of fire upon his head, and the LORD shall reward thee.