by: Dan Jarvis
Your Savior, my Savior - our Savior - died. He went to the Cross, so many years ago.
It's hard to imagine where our lives would be without Him, what might have become of us had we never been rescued. Yesterday evening at The Last Supper I shared a few principles from Hebrews 10 about the sacrifice of Jesus. I invite you to read that chapter, and to consider it on this special day.
It teaches us that Christ's death on the cross was the complete fulfillment of all sacrifice-for-sin requirements in God's Law.
If you believe in Jesus, this means:
1. There is no longer need for a priest to stand between you and God (vs. 11-12, 19-22).
2. There is no remaining legal penalty you must pay in order to be cleared from guilt. (vs. 17-18)
3. Your path to holiness can flow out of your new identity - one who has been redeemed by God and set apart for God. (vs. 10,14)
4. You do not need to keep bringing some personal sacrifice or ritual obedience to earn God's favor or smile. It's already done. (vs. 1-2)
5. You're a part of the new covenant (vs. 16) and your motivation for good is now forward-looking (vs. 24-25).
What is your response to God, knowing this?
A POEM & A PRAYER
Poem: Living Stone, by Hannah L.
Entombed in silent stone,
a heart lays empty, dead.
But enlivened by the Living Stone,
the heart’s sarcophagus cracks.
A heart of flesh then flutters
and beats with the blood of the Lamb.
Life Blood of my heart, flow freely.
until my heartbeat echoes yours!
Prayer: Lord, how can I best honor You, today?