WISDOM FOR TODAY Heb. 10:1-10 Dear brothers and sisters in the Lord, the priests in the old covenant of the law, used to offer the ...
WISDOM FOR TODAY
Dear brothers and sisters in the Lord, the priests in the old covenant of the law, used to offer the same sacrifices over and over every year, to show the limitation of such animal sacrifices. Such sacrifices served year after year, to remind the people of their sins, for the blood of bulls and goats can never take away sins (verse 4). If the people worshiping God in that old covenant had been purified of their sins, Jesus would not have come to this world.
God saw the emptiness in the animal sacrifices and prepared a body for His son to come and die. Jesus declared His submission to the will of the father, as He said, "Here I am O God, to do your will".
Beloved in the Lord, it is unfortunate that many still depend on the blood of bulls and goats when such blood only condemns and can never take away sins. In disobedience, they fail to obey the Lord and to submit to His will.
Any sacrifices offered, can never move God like the death of His Son. It doesn't matter how big the sacrifice you want to offer may be. Many people still spend money to make sacrifices which cannot help them. The way to the father has been cleared open by the death of Jesus on the cross. So, by believing in Jesus Christ, as Lord and Saviour, you are reconciled to God. That's all!!
Jesus has paid it all for you and me. What the blood of animals could not accomplish, Jesus by shedding His blood, has achieved it for us. Since Jesus did what God wanted Him to do, we who believe in Jesus are purified from sin. Hallelujah! All you need to be set free from the bondage of sin and it's consequences is to believe in Jesus and live for Him daily. Are you ready to let go of sin and submit to the will of the Father for your life? Then surrender every aspect of your life to Him.
Thank you, Lord for sending Jesus, to accomplish for us, what we could not accomplish by human efforts and sacrifices. By His sacrifice which He offered once and for all, we are all saved from all our infirmities. By His death, He has taken away my reproach and guilt. Help me oh Lord, as I strive to grow in faith closer to this Jesus every day. Since it is by His sacrifice that I am made whole, I desire to know Him more and grow everyday in Him. Forgive me for ever thinking that any other sacrifice could please you. Cancel the negative consequences of all animal sacrifices from my family lineage. I submit to your will. Oh Lord and I desire to know my saviour more and more every passing day. By your Holy Spirit, help me, Lord. Amen
Rev Mrs Ntsam Emelda Bih