God makes a Footstool

The epistle Lesson from Hebrews 10:11-25 is filled with grace.  Priests needed to daily stand and keep offering the same sacrifice for sin which were never fully taken away.  Christ offered himself once, a single offering and took care of all sins.  Then he “sat down at the right hand of God.  He doesn’t have to get up and repeatedly stagger to the cross to daily sacrifice his life for sin.  One time was good enough to do the job forever.  Now he sits, like God on the seventh day after creation, and waits until God, the Father, makes all his enemies, sin, death and devil, into a footstool upon which to rest his feet.

Since Christ’s enemies are our enemies, we have no reason to fear approaching God in his holy place.  God promises, “I will remember their sins and their lawless deeds no more.”  They are forgiven and forgotten through Christ’s offering of himself.  Hebrews says, “Where there is forgiveness of these, there is no longer any offering for sin.”  The only offering we can give to God is our thanksgiving.

Prayer of the Day, (Evangelical Worship) Almighty God, Your sovereign purpose brings salvation to birth.    Give us faith to be steadfast amid the tumults of this world, trusting that your kingdom comes and your will is done through your Son, Jesus Christ, our Savior and Lord.

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