Abide Together: Reflections on Hebrews 10

In Hebrews 10 God through the author again shows why Jesus is greater.  Jesus’ sacrifice on the cross took away sin, unlike the blood of goats and bulls that was offered over and over.  Jesus offered himself once as a “sacrifice for sin for all time.”  Jesus’ sacrifice brought forgiveness for sin, not just an anticipation of forgiveness as the O.T. sacrifices did.  The author stresses this when he writes, “Now where there is forgiveness of these things, there is no longer any offering for sin (v. 18).’  The believers are also exhorted to persevere and encourage one another to love and good deeds.  God also exhorts them through these words in verse 25, “not forsaking our own assembling together, as is the habit of some, but encouraging one another; and all the more as you see the day drawing near.”  The enemy wants to keep the body of Christ so busy that they have no time with each other, which results in a weaken effectiveness and witness in the world.  This is where much of the church is today, too busy to meet together and to encourage each other to pursue Jesus and point others to HIM.  Lord, thank You that I am completely forgiven through the perfect sacrifice of Jesus.  By Your grace, help me spur other believers on to love each other and love the lost. 

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