No more sacrifices


Hebrews 10:1-18, Ezekiel 45-48

Hebrews 10:18 – Where there is forgiveness of sins, there is no longer any offering for sin.

Lord Jesus, it is part of my natural way of thinking to want to work it off, to try to make up for my sin, to make up for my weaknesses and sins. All of the sacrifices of Christian and Biblical times as well as non-Christian shows it all the time. That’s how we end up with animal and even human sacrifices. That’s why we sacrifice ourselves in work, in effort, in time, and energy; we’re trying to make up for things that we’ve done wrong. Today, our sacrifices look very different, but the goal is still the same. I even drift into this. If I put in the hours, if I make the sacrifices of time, of talent, of treasure, then I will make up and atone for sin. This is such a pressured way to live. This is certainly good news for me! Since I have the forgiveness of sins from Jesus, there is no longer any sacrifice or offering for sin. It has all been atoned for.  It has all been forgiven.  Already.  Done. Finished in the past. What a relief! Help me heart to rest in the finished sacrifice of Jesus.  Amen.