Our scripture this morning is Hebrews 10:15-18.
And the Holy Spirit also testifies to us; for after saying, “This is the covenant that I will make with them After those days, says the Lord: I will put My laws upon their heart, And on their mind I will write them,” He then says, “And their sins and their lawless deeds I will remember no more.” Now where there is forgiveness of these things, there is no longer any offering for sin.”
The final sacrifice for our sin has been made for us through the life, death and resurrection of our Lord Jesus. God has offered us forgiveness, all we need to do is say yes to His plan of salvation. God is giving us an opportunity to turn away from the evil of the world and be part of saving it.
This wonderful offer includes a relationship and a responsibility. We can’t have one without the other, accepting God’s forgiveness means He “will put My laws upon their heart and on their mind I will write them” (v. 16). Being forgiven means living a changed life.
God is always ready to hear our prayers of repentance and welcome us back to the connection that was intended at creation. He sent Jesus to show us His love and to teach us His way. He made us in His image and we can be made whole again by His mercy.
Gracious God, we are sorry for the times we fail You and each other. Help us to remember the joy of life in You and share that blessing with all the world. Amen.