Hebrews 9:11-12 – But when Christ appeared as a high priest of the good things that have come, then through the greater and more perfect tent (not made with hands, that is, not of this creation) he entered once for all into the holy places, not by means of the blood of goats and calves but by means of his own blood, thus securing an eternal redemption.
Jesus is our ultimate high priest who offered his own blood inheaven as a sacrifice once for all redeeming those who believe in the name of Jesus forever. This is in contrast to the Old Testament priests who offered the blood of animals in the tabernacle or temple as atonement every year.
I have been redeemed eternally by the blood of Jesus. There is not another day next year that a high priest has to sacrifice the blood of animals to cover my sins. Jesus said, “It is finished” and he overcame death and brought believers form death to life. There is nothing I have done to deserve the radical love of Christ nor anything I can do to earn it. I am saved by the grace of God and the love of Jesus. There is no one too far gone from the saving power of the Gospel and Jesus is not going back on the cross or in the grave. I need to respond to the love Jesus has for me by receiving his love, loving God and others. As I work to not be in my comfort zone and living to avoid pain, the following the question was posed at the 40 Days for Life Fall Kickoff event yesterday. How will I love today?
Thank you for your grace and loving me so much to send Jesus to pay my sin debt in full so I can know you and make you known. Let the power of the Holy Spirit give me strength, courage and the right things to say/do to love you and share you love in a winsome way where it desperately needed.