Hebrews 10:11-18 – “Every priest stands daily ministering and offering time after time the same sacrifices, which can never take away sins; 12 but He, having offered one sacrifice for sins for all time, SAT DOWN AT THE RIGHT HAND OF GOD, 13 waiting from that time onward UNTIL HIS ENEMIES BE MADE A FOOTSTOOL FOR HIS FEET. 14 For by one offering He has perfected for all time those who are sanctified. 15 And the Holy Spirit also testifies to us; for after saying, 16 “THIS IS THE COVENANT THAT I WILL MAKE WITH THEM AFTER THOSE DAYS, SAYS THE LORD: I WILL PUT MY LAWS UPON THEIR HEART, AND ON THEIR MIND I WILL WRITE THEM,” He then says, 17 “AND THEIR SINS AND THEIR LAWLESS DEEDS I WILL REMEMBER NO MORE.” 18 Now where there is forgiveness of these things, there is no longer any offering for sin.” NASU
When I consider the Law in the Old Testament and read in the New Testament that it was a “Schoolmaster” to bring us to grace this passage leaps off the page for me. When I consider the words of Jesus on the Cross, “IT IS FINISHED,” this passage takes new life for me.
The writer of Hebrews reminds us of the priestly function under the Law and the daily sacrifices for sin that had to be conducted. Then, he turns his attention to Jesus and His work on the Cross and tells us that it was a ONE TIME FOREVER offering and does not and will NEVER need anything more to make it satisfactory to satisfy “Divine Justice.” Of course, we still have a part to play in personal repentance and acceptance by faith what He has done but HIS WORK IS COMPLETE!
The writer reminds us that Jesus did His work then “Sat down at the right hand of God.” He would then wait until enemies be made a footstool for His feet.” Through Jesus’ ONE TIME OFFERING He opened the door to Eternal Salvation for us all. Through that work comes, the NEW COVENANT, a covenant in which God writes it upon our hearts and places within us His laws, solidifying it in our minds. He promises that because of the work of Jesus HE WILL REMEMBER OUR SIN NO MORE!
We have TRUE FORGIVENESS not man’s kind but COMPLETE and TOTAL forgiveness. What Jesus did on the Cross opens the door to God’s Love, Mercy, Grace, and Forgiveness for ALL TIME! It is up to us to receive it. So if you have not I urge you today to run to the foot of the Cross and bow before Him confessing your sin and receiving His mercy!
May God be with you as you go through this day!