Posted by: trbccoffeebreak | February 10, 2014

The Perfect Covenant

cb devo apr 2“But our High Priest offered himself to God as a single sacrifice for sins, good for all time..” Hebrews 10:12a (NLT)

 During the time before Jesus’ death, burial and resurrection, people in the Old Testament had to prepare their households to travel usually in large caravans for long distances to the tabernacle. This was a once a year, every year journey where they offered their sin offerings to the High Priest. Imagine this journey with a few unhappy toddlers traveling on camels or donkeys in the middle of the hot desert.

 The High Priest and wealthy brought bulls without blemish as their offering. The middle class brought goats, the poor brought two turtledoves or pigeons and in extreme cases of poverty two quarts of choice flour was acceptable. The priests offered the same sacrifices year in and year out. Every year without fail this journey had to happen so the sins of the people could be atoned for, but it never made a dent in the sin problem.

 However, God in His gracious mercy saw a better way. A better covenant, a perfect promise. He sent His only son, Jesus to be our High Priest once and for all. The one single sacrifice needed forever! Jesus became our blood sacrifice. He became the blood of bulls, goats and fowl. Now when we sin, God looks past our sin to His Son’s shed blood and says you are forgiven. A new covenant, not chiseled in stone, but written with the precious blood of the Lamb that forever wipes the slate clean of our sins.

 “Father, because of Jesus’ finished work on the cross at Calvary, there is no longer any need for any other sacrifices. We are forgiven and Jesus’ work is finished! Hallelujah!”

 

For His Glory

 Kim Lacey Schock
TRBC Mountain Blend

 

 

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