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Read Hebrews 10:5-10


Read Hebrews 10:5-10

5 For this reason, when Christ was about to come into the world, he said to God:

“You do not want sacrifices and offerings,
   but you have prepared a body for me.
6 You are not pleased with animals burned whole on the altar
   or with sacrifices to take away sins.
7 Then I said, ‘Here I am,
   to do your will, O God,
   just as it is written of me in the book of the Law.’”
8 First he said, “You neither want nor are you pleased with sacrifices and offerings or with animals burned on the altar and the sacrifices to take away sins.” He said this even though all these sacrifices are offered according to the Law. 9 Then he said, “Here I am, O God, to do your will.” So God does away with all the old sacrifices and puts the sacrifice of Christ in their place. 10 Because Jesus Christ did what God wanted him to do, we are all purified from sin by the offering that he made of his own body once and for all.

Good News Translation (GNT)
Copyright © 1992 by American Bible Society


The gift of Jesus on Christmas Day is so much more than just incarnation - it is the beginning of the journey to Calvary.  The promise of our sins taken away - our inward desire to sin - and the consequences of our sin overcome by his love.


Lord help me to remember the gift of your sacrifice on the cross to take away the power of sin over me.

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