Quest for Hope
A Whole New Approach 2-20-16
Yesterday, we focused on the sacrifice of Jesus; a sacrifice for atonement that was made once and for all. Today, we will be reminded in our quest for hope that no more sacrifices are necessary to be right with God; Jesus paid it all in full. Simply offering an obedient heart—a new heart—to the work of His grace is sufficient to please the Father! Even though I would like you to read the whole passage listed above; here are a few verses listed below:
Hebrews 10:12, 14-17 “Our High Priest offered himself to God as a single sacrifice for sins, good for all time. For by that one offering he forever made perfect those who are being made holy. And the Holy Spirit also testifies this is so. For he says, ‘This is a the new covenant I will make with my people on that day, says the LORD: I will put (embed) my laws in their hearts, and I will write (fasten) them on their minds. I will never again remember their sins and lawless deeds.’”
God provided a brand new approach to life in fellowship with Him; He loves us and wants us to come just as we are to the work of Grace. God entirely accepts us. As human beings, we cannot perform perfectly or sinlessly and God knows it. So, in Christ, we can receive a new heart that is pliable to the work of the Spirit and a mind that accepts renewal (our minds need transforming because the world’s sinful ways have penetrated it). It’s a whole new approach to pleasing God. The Holy Spirit is our Guide; he reminds us of God’s perspective of what is holy and acceptable. (NOTE: We should not be surprised when things the world accepts are actually challenged by the Word of God—it’s an opportunity for the renewal of our minds). If we allow the journey, we are being made holy one day at a time.
Prayer: Father, thank you for this new and holy approach to living as your child; I realize it is an immeasurable gift of your grace and favor. Because of the work of your Son, Jesus, you see me as a completed vessel of holiness. But, actually, I have much to learn about what holiness means to you and apply that understanding to my life. Thank you for the opportunity to learn this Truth while being covered by the blood of Jesus. Holy Spirit, help me to place my hope in living in the holy place with you as my Guide each day. In Jesus; name. Amen.