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Hebrews 10:11-14 (16.05.24)

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Hebrews 10:11-14 (NIVUK)
11 Day after day every priest stands and performs his religious duties; again and again he offers the same sacrifices, which can never take away sins. 12 But when this priest had offered for all time one sacrifice for sins, he sat down at the right hand of God, 13 and since that time he waits for his enemies to be made his footstool. 14 For by one sacrifice he has made perfect for ever those who are being made holy.

I don’t know about you, but I don’t feel all that perfect! In fact, I know I am far from perfect in a whole variety of ways. So what does verse 14 mean when it says that through Jesus’ sacrifice we have been ‘made perfect’? It clearly doesn’t mean that we no longer sin or make mistakes. Perhaps we need to take a sneak peak ahead to verse 18 which is talking about our sins, ‘And where these have been forgiven, sacrifice for sin is no longer necessary.‘ Could it be that in some way, Jesus’ sacrifice achieves complete (ie. perfect) forgiveness for us? Could it be that it is more about God’s perfect forgiveness, rather than our sinlessness?

Father, thank you that you see us as perfect because of your perfect love and forgiveness as seen and achieved through the Cross.

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