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Read Hebrews 10:11–25

Wednesday

Read Hebrews 10:11–25

Hebrews 10:11–25 (GNB): Every Jewish priest performs his services every day and offers the same sacrifices many times; but these sacrifices can never take away sins. Christ, however, offered one sacrifice for sins, an offering that is effective for ever, and then he sat down at the right-hand side of God. There he now waits until God puts his enemies as a footstool under his feet. 14With one sacrifice, then, he has made perfect for ever those who are purified from sin.
15 And the Holy Spirit also gives us his witness. First he says:
“This is the covenant that I will make with them
in the days to come, says the Lord:
I will put my laws in their hearts
and write them on their minds.”
And then he says, “I will not remember their sins and evil deeds any longer.” 18So when these have been forgiven, an offering to take away sins is no longer needed.

19 We have, then, my brothers and sisters, complete freedom to go into the Most Holy Place by means of the death of Jesus. 20He opened for us a new way, a living way, through the curtain—that is, through his own body. 21We have a great priest in charge of the house of God. So let us come near to God with a sincere heart and a sure faith, with hearts that have been purified from a guilty conscience and with bodies washed with clean water. 23Let us hold on firmly to the hope we profess, because we can trust God to keep his promise. 24Let us be concerned for one another, to help one another to show love and to do good. 25Let us not give up the habit of meeting together, as some are doing. Instead, let us encourage one another all the more, since you see that the Day of the Lord is coming nearer.

Think

“So let us come near to God with a sincere heart and a sure faith, with hearts that have been purified from a guilty conscience” - Heb 11:21

It helps in our prayers to use the metaphor o the temple as a way to help us enter the presence of God.  Entering the gates with thanksgiving, and his courts with praise... and entering into the Holy of Holies; invited by Jesus himself.

Pray

Lord help me to know what it is to draw nearer to you.


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