he offices of Christ are something we Southern Baptists seldom speak much about. Maybe we are put of by Catholic-sounding words like “high priest.” We would probably profit from it greatly if we thought about the offices of Christ a bit more often. Hebrews 7:25 says that our Great High Priest “always lives to make intercession for us.” There is something to ponder: what that constant intercession looks like.
It is a consoling thought that Christ is praying for us, even when we are negligent in our prayer life; that He is presenting to the Father those spiritual needs which were not present to our minds and which we often neglect to include in our prayers; and that He prays for our protection against the dangers of which we are not even conscious, and against the enemies which threaten us, though we do not notice it. He is praying that our faith may not cease, and that we may come out victoriously in the end.
Louis Berkhof, Systematic Theology, p. 403;
quoted by Wayne Grudem, Systematic Theology, p. 628.
Could we bear from one another what He daily bears from us?
But this glorious Friend and Brother loves us though we treat Him thus.
Though for good we render ill, He accounts us bretheren still.