Friday, September 24, 2010

NT75 Day 12: Hebrews 7-10

One of the things I saw this morning in the numerous comparisons between OT stuff and Jesus was the powerful and complete nature of Jesus' sacrifice.  One quick instance...

In the OT, priests stood ministering daily and making sacrifices for others and themselves (10.11).  Jesus, however is seated at the right hand of God after offering a single sacrifice for sin - but not for Himself since He was perfect, but for those who are sinners (v.12).  That's complete.

As a result, He waits patiently until the enemies are made a footstool.  And for us, we are perfected by His sacrifice as we are sanctified.  That's powerful.  I know I've blogged this before, but here again is an instance when the work of Jesus as seen in the Gospel is our means of sanctification and perfection.  The undergirding principle of that is that we DO NOT move away from the Gospel as we grow in Christ but further into the Gospel as we grow.

He's better.  Enough said.

But that's just me thinking thoughts...

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