Our scripture this morning is Hebrews 10:16-25.
“This is the covenant that I will make with them after those days” says the Lord: “I will put my laws in their hearts, and I will write them on their minds,” he also adds, “I will remember their sins and their lawless deeds no more.” Where there is forgiveness of these, there is no longer any offering for sin. Therefore, my friends, since we have confidence to enter the sanctuary by the blood of Jesus, by the new and living way that he opened for us through the curtain (that is, through his flesh), and since we have a great priest over the house of God, let us approach with a true heart in full assurance of faith, with our hearts sprinkled clean from an evil conscience and our bodies washed with pure water. Let us hold fast to the confession of our hope without wavering, for he who has promised is faithful. And let us consider how to provoke one another to love and good deeds, not neglecting to meet together, as is the habit of some, but encouraging one another, and all the more as you see the Day approaching.
The Letter to the Hebrews shares wonderful wisdom as we remember Christ’s example and sacrifice for us. It speaks of the humble thankfulness we feel knowing that Jesus was obedient even unto death for our sins. Our Lord went to the cross that we might be saved.
We could never repay the enormous debt of our sins, but Jesus paid it all through His crucifixion. He waits for us to give up these sins to Him that they may be forgotten. Through His sacrifice we may be washed clean forever and become His representatives here on earth.
What an amazing gift! God loved us so much that He sent Jesus to teach and save us. If we accept Him as Lord and Savior, we are blessed to follow His path, sharing God’s love with all His children.
Heavenly Father, we are grateful for Your saving grace, demonstrated in the life, death and Resurrection of Your son, Jesus Christ. Help us to be the people created in Your image, spreading the Gospel to everyone. Amen.