Hebrews 10 MSG
11-18 Every priest goes to work at the altar each day, offers the same old sacrifices year in, year out, and never makes a dent in the sin problem. As a priest, Christ made a single sacrifice for sins, and that was it! Then he sat down right beside God and waited for his enemies to cave in. It was a perfect sacrifice by a perfect person to perfect some very imperfect people. By that single offering, he did everything that needed to be done for everyone who takes part in the purifying process. The Holy Spirit confirms this:
This new plan I’m making with Israel
isn’t going to be written on paper,
isn’t going to be chiseled in stone;
This time “I’m writing out the plan in them,
carving it on the lining of their hearts.”
I’ll forever wipe the slate clean of their sins.
Once sins are taken care of for good, there’s no longer any need to offer sacrifices for them.
I love Jesus. I love God. I love that my sin and inadequacy was mercifully wiped away through Jesus’s crucifixion. No longer do I have to be a slave to religion and perform sacrifices as people did years ago. I have Jesus. His blood atoned for my sin. I love the picture the Message version presents by saying God didn’t rewrite rules for us like He did on tablets with the 10 Commandments. Instead, He wrote the plan IN US. Jesus died for us. He covers us. The Holy Spirit lives in us. It is written on our hearts. The very Word of God and the resurrection power of Jesus is written inside of us once we accept Him as Lord over us.
In the wake of Easter Sunday where you are reminded of this miracle, I am so grateful for the Good News and the endless, immeasurable love and peace I have from knowing who’s I am.