Hebrews 9: Are You Without Sins?
Verse of the Day: (V28) “So Christ was once offered to bear the sins of many; and unto them that look for him shall he appear the second time without sin unto salvation.”
1. Service (V1-10)
V6 “Now when these things were thus ordained, the priests went always into the first tabernacle, accomplishing the service of God.”
True worship of God leads to true service to God. Many Christians are serving the Lord but it may not be true service as they serve out of obligation or convenience. True worship leads to true service as we realise that everything we have belongs to God. This was why during the Old Testament time, the high priest had to enter the second tabernacle yearly offering sacrifices to confess not only his sins, but the sins of the people.
V7 “But into the second went the high priest alone once every high year, not without blood, which he offered for himself, and for the errors of the people:”
2. Shedding (V11-22)
V11 “But Christ being come an high priest of good things to come, by a greater and more perfect tabernacle, not made with hands, that is to say, not of this building;”
When Jesus died and shed His blood, the veil of the temple was divided signifying that He became the ultimate High Priest and Sacrifice for the sins of the whole world. Indeed, no yearly sacrifices was necessary after Jesus’ death, as He had paid it with His blood. Today, we, the Christians, are God’s temples because the Holy Spirit indwells in us, and as we confess and repent our sins, Jesus shall forgive our sins and receive us to Himself.
V22 “And almost all things are by the law purged with blood; and without shedding of blood is no remission.”
3. Sins (V23-28)
V26 “For then must he often have suffered since the foundation of the world: but now once in the end of the world hath he appeared to put away sin by the sacrifice of himself.”
The second time that Jesus come, He shall not be born in a manger, but He shall come as the King of kings and the Lord of lords, to judge the world. Those who believe in Jesus shall be with Him in heaven, while those who reject Him shall be cast into hell because of their sins. Everyone will die as God has appointed us to meet Him. Where will you go when you die? Will you believe in Jesus, and be with Him in heaven - the choice is yours!
V27 “And as it is appointed unto men once to die, but after this the judgment:”
Prayer of the Day:
Dearest God, thank You that I am without sins, because You died for my sins.