Devotions for April 26, 2017

HEBREWS 9:11-15

Christ Is the Perfect Sacrifice
11 So Christ has now become the High Priest over all the good things that have come.[a] He has entered that greater, more perfect Tabernacle in heaven, which was not made by human hands and is not part of this created world. 12 With his own blood—not the blood of goats and calves—he entered the Most Holy Place once for all time and secured our redemption forever.

13 Under the old system, the blood of goats and bulls and the ashes of a heifer could cleanse people’s bodies from ceremonial impurity. 14 Just think how much more the blood of Christ will purify our consciences from sinful deeds[b] so that we can worship the living God. For by the power of the eternal Spirit, Christ offered himself to God as a perfect sacrifice for our sins. 15 That is why he is the one who mediates a new covenant between God and people, so that all who are called can receive the eternal inheritance God has promised them. For Christ died to set them free from the penalty of the sins they had committed under that first covenant.

PERFECTED THROUGH HIM

The Old Testament had outlined the process of approaching God through countless sacrifices. Praise Him for later fulfilling all righteousness through the Lamb of God, Jesus!

PERSONAL REFLECTION

Q: How did Jesus’ sacrifice place you in the position of being made right before God?

Q: Why is trusting in religious process for your righteousness a shaky foundation?

Q: When sharing the Gospel, why is it important to focus on Jesus’ faithfulness and sacrifice as the only foundation for righteousness?

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